Archive for the 'Life' Category
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Sjaldan er ein bÃ¡ran stÃ¶k This is an old Icelandic saying, which literarily means that a wave (bÃ¡ra) rarely (sjaldan) comes alone (stÃ¶k). Waves always come one after another. This saying is used when one bad thing after another seems to happen, they seem to come in waves. Don’t you recognize the feeling that sometimes [...]
After long nights of dancing, high heels and a somewhat blurry mind the feet call for a wavy, pepperminty retreat.
In the blog that I have recently decided to fade outÂ (as it was the log of the first year after my Mother died, a year that just passed the one year mark last week), I have tried to grasp what grief is. And now, reading Joan Didion’sÂ amazing book on loosing herÂ husband,Â The Year of Magical Thinking, [...]
After having endured a somewhat constrained childhood the young waves spluttered into adolescence
When I was a teenager I dug out the old wooden armchairs that used to belong to my greatgrand-parents from the basement in my parent’s house. The chairs were beautiful, old, carved, deeeeeep chairs that invited and inspired my guests to share their thoughts and lofty ideas. But the chairs were old and eventually they [...]
Last summer I had the privilege to houseboat-sit one of the amazing houseboats in Lake Union, Seattle.Â What an amazing life: to be alive, asleep and awake on the rolling wake of waterplanes landing and small boats cruising the subbtle waters. And as the icing on the cafe, this is what the mailboxes looked like: [...]
Salt is the tasteÂ of sweat, tears and a day at the beach. SaltÂ broughtÂ us good health, it brought us bacalao, herring preservation, yummy longlasting breads and that never-sinking feeling of flying when one is bathing in places like the Dead Sea and Central Asia’s wonderous Issyk-Kul Lake. Due to scarce sunlight, in Northern EuropeÂ saltÂ is being extracted [...]
Looking at theseÂ beautiful rootsÂ reminds me of the diversity of mangroves. Rhizomes of mangrove swamps are unique in the sense that they can deal with water as well as drought. They can adapt to low levels of oxygen as well as limit their intake of salt.Â Furthermore, mangroves protect coastlines from erosion by waves. Adaptation is really [...]
In Danish the idea of linked trafficlights is literally translated “Green waves” <Danish: GrÃ¸n BÃ¸lge>. In my neighbourhood in downtown Copenhagen a new green wave/series of linked lights for bicycles has just been launched. Keep up the speed – and you can ride your bike through green lights only during rushhours.
Just felt this needed to be here, post-V.Tech.
In only 48 days, on May 15,Â acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will release his 5th album which will be called Release The Stars. “The album”, Mr. Wainwright says, “…is about releasing your love and your brilliance, or acting on your impulses and basically laying it all down on the line. I think so much of life [...]
Saturday – March 3rd 2007 – was a strange day in Denmark. In my neighbourbhood we woke up to the results of the waves of rage, that haunted the city friday night due to the closing of the controversial building Ungdomshuset. The streets looking like this: A block away the local icecream-pusher was treating everybody [...]
The biggest wave that has ever hit me was the immense wave of love that came on january the 17th in 2006 at 13.45 on the maternity ward at Odense Universitets Hospital, when I got to hold my newborn baby in my arms. A smaller wave of awe followed when she brought with her a [...]