onsdag 31. desember 2008

søndag 27. april 2008

And I still miss someone...

You may have wondered where I've been. I have been inside. Inside me . I have discovered my own core in order to maintain balance.
If one wants balance, he or she can not be dependent of anyone. You can share on others but not lean on them --- Trust is wonderful. The first one to trust is oneself.
This is why I am letting go. I need other people to find their own balance, and I need to stand firmly grounded on my own two feet and in my own energy.
It is spring. It is time for a new start, and a new chapter in my life!
Yes, I still miss someone. When I have filled myself up, I may have room for others again !

fredag 14. mars 2008

With closed eyes

I see you
when I close my eyes
I feel your anxiety
and your darkness
I feel your longing
and the fear of comforting
When you too
close yours-
We are two in loneliness.

tirsdag 4. mars 2008

You are just a blogger - but I miss you!

See what blogging does to you. Well it is no doubt it forms friendships.
I have not been blogging much, due to new work with long hours, plus the fact that I'm working on a few book projects - one is finally sent to publisher! Wish me luck...
I promised myself to use some of my writing capacity to produce bigger works than blog posts and that is what I have been working on.
The blogs in my favourite list are usually visited by me on a daily basis. I have tried to find time to maintain that habit, know that I read far more than I comment.
I miss you folks, not just as writers, but I miss your energy, and the dynamics between us. Isn't that strange, how one can establish a relationship of care, humour, friendliness, support with people you haven't even met "irl"?
This weekend I met one of my norwegian "blogmates" first time irl. It was a great experience. The dynamics between us were exactly as I had imagined. We had a lot to talk about - such an imaginative, giving, deep-thinking person! It had me think --- irl friendships are NOT so illusive in most cases.
I miss you guys - don't give up on me ! ;)

lørdag 16. februar 2008

The Devil in Me

You love my halo and you love my wings
You love me for all of those sweet little things
But you have to know that I also do fail
If you really like me - love also my tail
If you really love me - then see my obsession
If you really want me - accept my posession
Your blood and your heart is what I want to eat
You have the force that I need to defeat
So please, come on in, let us have a fresh start
For twenty-five minutes- till death do us part.

fredag 15. februar 2008

Killer Whale

I found the perfect way of exercising for me. Swimming! I can keep up and I can compete. A wonderful thing that I don't have to carry my own body weight.
Me and one of my friends have been swimming twice a week lately and yesterday we swam 1,5 kilometres! I think we are allowed to be proud of ourselves...
Thank God we have a indoor heated swimmingpool in the nearest town. Or else we would have to break through the ice to get to the water.
It is a great feeling to take care of one's own body.I am somethings doing great at it, and sometimes I am lousy. But what i DO know is that when I stay in and over-eat, it is because I am depressed, and this behaviour drags me further down. What I really need is to keep my routine on this. So now I will focus on this for a while, make sure that I move my body sufficiently and eat food that makes me feel good, not stuffed and heavy.
So maybe the orca will turn into a slim dolphin real soon :)

torsdag 7. februar 2008

9 to 5

New job. Four days a week, at a eatery. Cooking, waiting, cleaning, dishes, aaaaaahh!
It is a typical sagittarius thing - we totally deal with a routine job, we'll do ANYTHING, as long as it finances our next great idea, in my case establishing a small travel company and arrange trips to Egypt.
Everything in the Land of The Sun is ready. What takes time, and costs money, is the paperwork in Norway. And - still a sagittarius girl - I hate that! It feels like restriction and control. But I will do what I have to.
Don't get me wrong, I like my job. It is a social thing. The thing one learn most from, is other people, and that means ALL people, i don't just talk about teachers, parents, not just the old ones, the well educated or successful. But from children, the sick, the housewives, drug-addicts, anyone.
When you regard anyone life presents for you as an opportunity to learn, you will evolve very fast as a human being. You will become very compassionate, as you know how to identify with anyone and understand their situation.
There are all kinds of people and professions represented among the readers of my blogs. Some of them study, others work, some stay at home. Remember that whatever you do you are useful and unique. Remember that to me you are a teacher. And remember to stay "Always Open", so you don't miss out on the opportunities life presents for you.
Have a nice day all of you!

tirsdag 29. januar 2008

Blogs they are a-changin

And so is mine. Until now Bedouin Staircase has been a collection of inspirational texts. The last couple of months my blogging here has been really slow. That usually means it is time for change.
From now BS will take on more of a "Letter/ diary"- form. It will be less perfect, more personal, more alive I guess.
Confession-time: Who am I? I am Norwegian, working to move to Egypt, as my husband lives there. That leaves me on the middle of a bridge between cultures, continents and religion ... as if the gap between the sexes was not enough.
I am between jobs. I am establishing my own company, and while waiting to get started, I work with whatever I can get, bartending, cooking, teaching, writing. I am a passionate blogger. I am a compulsive eater - struggling to get well from that.
When in Norway, I live with my parents, who are very different from me. We have great difficulties understanding each other... My refuge is my cousin's house, he runs a camp site close-by. We like to have a glass of wine and a walk in the cool norwegian air.
I like to read. Today I finished one of the best books I have ever read and find myself in some kind of limbo, not knowing what to do.
Call my husband?
He didn't answer.
Hope you will like my blog as I take my mask off - honestly.

søndag 20. januar 2008

Art is everywhere

What do you see every day, that others may view as artwork? A lot, I think... Anything can be art, situations, decorations as here, facial expressions, animals, everyday objects...
A lot of us take the world around us for granted. But your everyday world can be exotic for bloggers around the world.
This photo is from the front of a motorboat that crosses the Nile near Luxor Temple, Luxor, Egypt. I cross with one of these boats almost every day when in Egypt, as I live on the opposite bank of the city centre. All the boats are richly decorated with humorous paintings and good wishes.
Here is a challenge for all of you --- post a picture of something that you see everyday, that you would like to show other bloggers from all around the blogosphere.

onsdag 2. januar 2008

The vikings are back!

New movement in Norway. The vikings are back!!
Through the last years there has been a growing interest for the old vikings. Everything is coming back, bit by bit, brought by committed people who are eager to learn from the ancestors.
They try to make everything authentic: The houses, the vessels, clothes, jewellry, tools, handcraft, food and beverage, not to mention the viking weapons and games, ceremonies and rituals.
But life is more easy for modern vikings. There is less pain and much more fun for us. This christmas I met my Viking Family for the first time, for the Christmas offerings. And in these sturdy persons I found wonderful spiritual personalities. A new door opened for me and I am so thankful that my friend Annhja brought me there.
Picture: The handsome Eldar, always working with his hands !

tirsdag 1. januar 2008

Something new for the new year

I have stopped making New Years resolutions a long time ago --- it is just not my thing I guess, I am already working out, already dieting and already environmentally concious. So this new year I have decided to , instead of changing habits, learning something new. Topic for the next six months?
i have bought the books already and have read some during christmas, soon I am ready to draw my first horoscope - my own of course.
Isn't that a great idea for presents by the way? A framed hand-drawn horoscope, and a book with the hand-written interpretation? I know that was something to make ME very happy! Well, we'll see how much work it is :)
Happy new year to all! Any of you promised yourself anything regarding the new year? January is often seen as the slim month. Eat less, exercise more and so on--- but do not forget to be good to yourself and the people around you.
Do not forget to celebrate life.
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