søndag 29. juli 2007
lørdag 28. juli 2007
There is a beautiful place somewhere... Somewhere out in the blue. You see it from afar like a castle of clouds, surrounded by green lush fields. There are creeks, there are flowers everywhere, there are trees and the sun is always shining.
When tou come closer you see the animals. They are everywhere, cats climb the trees, horses run in the fields, there are no fences, and no ropes here. In the creek you see jumping fish of all colours. All of them are healthy. All of them are HAPPY.
Suddenly you hear a familiar voice. A happy barking, that you could recognise anywhere! Your eyes well up with tears, your dog, your dearest companion, that left you so long ago.
Believe in this place. Believe in the Animal Heaven. All your pets are waiting for you there, and they will be reunited with you. Believe in it.
fredag 27. juli 2007
This happened when I was a child. I was playing in the forest with a boy of same age. After a while we found a sparrows nest in a tree. We stood under the nest looking up at it. We saw the birds close by, but they kept a distance as long as we stood there.
Then my friend decided he wanted to climb up to look into the nest. He did. He toughed the nest. Told me the eggs felt warm, he asked me: Do you want to see?
I did. He brought me the egg and I closed my hand very carefully around it. He was right. It was warm. "Take it back" I said and wanted to give him the egg. But instead he squeezed my hand. I cried out. I felt the egg crush in my hand.
I opened it and saw a tiny naked bird. It moved a little. and I could see it's hart beat beneath the pink skin. I cried and cried. In the end he took it and threw it in the creek.
I am not against abortion. But it's certainly nothing for me.
torsdag 26. juli 2007
I hope to be a mother someday. Then my children must be out there somewhere. Waiting for me to get ready?
How are you, my wonderful ones? What are you doing? I guess you are preparing for this lifetime to come, the incarnation that I am lucky enough to be part of. What plans have you made? Have we met before? I am so much looking forward to meet you. I promise you I will let you be who you are. I promise that I will honour your choices.... And I promise you to help you grow in the best way I know.
I have the feeling our lifetime together, will NOT be boring! So Elias, Dina and Lily - Mummy loves you - hope to see you soon! Waiting eagerly for the wind of birth.
In Norway we have the freedom to say what we want.... about politics, society, the police... But do you give yourself freedom of speech? Do you allow your self to be honest?
Do you take the risk to be honest when you disagree with your boss?
Do you dare to say how you feel when you hear someone speak ill of your friends?
Do you announce your point of view when you know everyone in your family disagree?
Can you stand alone, strong and free?
Now - Do you have freedom of speech?
onsdag 25. juli 2007
tirsdag 24. juli 2007
Old is Gold. Isn't it just amazing who you can fall in love with, just if their wallet is fat enough? Well not that they are proud of it. It is not love that makes the boy blush as he walks in the streets with his grey-haired girlfriend. And his buddies are whistling from nearest corner: "heeeey!! Lucky Man!"
But of course the cellphone she buys him is great. And the clothes, jewellry, the car and the holidays! Not to mention the house she builds for him. And THEN he dumps her. And marries a cousin from the next village. My first thought was "My God!! Poor ladies, they are fooled and then left... What a hoax!"
But what astonished me after getting to know a few of these ladies is: They know it and they don't care. They buy a companion and a playmate in bed for a few years, and then she hands him over to the blushing teenage bride, fully trained and slightly used, and with presents worth a fortune.
I thought my ears would fall off when I spoke to A, 55 years old and married to a 24-year old. She told me, straight out, that she was after my man first. She said: I even tried to get him drunk. But the more he drank, the more he muttered along about his wife in Norway." Well thank God he kept his head on. You are not a very shy girl, are you???
I asked my husband how in hell those boys can keep doing that? And he looked at me and said; Well, old is gold my love..."
Well I'd rather be a broken tin can. Keep that kind of gold away from me.
mandag 23. juli 2007
søndag 22. juli 2007
So let me take you on a journey in your own imagination. Let us leave the Hilton and the Sheraton in central Luxor. Let us cross the river Nile. We are now in the villages of what was once ancient Thebes. Let us walk through the sugar cane fields. Welcome to Al Toot, To a village with a name that means raspberry!
We walk through a narrow street, curious children jump around you like squirrels, you just can't help but laugh. And then you see it. A beautiful house, an oriental dream, it is white with arches and balconies. It is not very big. And it feels like home. As the sun goes down arabian lamps are lit on the balconies. You decide to stay on the roof terrace for a few hours, with some other recidents. You enjoy healthy food and sweet egyptian tea.
As you watch the moon hanging over you, you feel you don't want to sleep... You don't want to miss this night. But Then it strikes you: This must be the perfect place for sweet dreams. The faint scent of incense follow you into your sleep.
Moving soon! Come visit !!
Do YOU have an eating disorder? Most people will answer "No".
But if I ask in a different way: How do you relate to food? No problem? Or does the very thought of food automaticly activate the answer "diet"??
Then a LOT of you have eating disorders. And a lot of your sons and daughters. A lot of your very small children even. I remember being 40 kilos at some point in primary school. I stayed in bed and cried for hours. We were four girls in my class. I was the heaviest. I had already lost.
MY WISH, when I have children, I hope they will relate to food in a relaxed and natural way. I hope they will eat when they are hungry and stop when they feel full. I hope dieting won't be a topic of discussion in our home. I hope, I hope.
The more you think about food, the more you'll eat.