torsdag 31 maj 2012

Det finns en tystnad ...



Det finns en tystnad som är summan av alla ord. 
Såsom ljuset är summan av alla färger.
Margareta Melin




Det är när man är nästan framme som känslan av att inte orka dyker upp.
Det gör man ju - orkar alltså - så varför är det så extra jobbigt på slutet?






onsdag 30 maj 2012

I'll meet you there

Någon gång för länge sedan var jag på en föreläsning, som jag knappt kommer ihåg vad den handlade om, men som gav mig ett uttryck.
När man varit bland folk – mycket folk – lång tid (En dag kan vara en lång tid <-- Fakta!) så känner man ibland hur man bara inte orkar vara social mer. Det finns inte plats för mer helt enkelt. Man är ”peopled out”! 
Då skulle jag vilja bo HÄR ett tag … ren njutning!

Ages ago I went to a seminar, which I can’t remember the subject of, but left me with an expression.
When you’ve been social, too much, for too long, you get “peopled out”.
That’s when I’d love to live HERE for a while! Bliss!







tisdag 29 maj 2012

Peace


If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
 ~Mother Teresa





måndag 28 maj 2012

Continuing my Eὐχαριστέω - Multitudes on monday



Continuing my Eὐχαριστέω - Multitudes on Mondays 

581 … Precious moments – hardly daring to breath
582 … Constructive Criticism
583 … Finally planting some flowers – instant house makeover
584 … Life slowing down … some
585 … watching others stress through moments of importance – realizing I do that too. A lot!
586 … a sweet just-like-that-kiss from a 3-yearold! Still smiling!

Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge . . . is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world. It requires profound, purpose-larger-than-the-self kind of understanding.- Bill Bullard





fredag 25 maj 2012

Ordlös lördag - Wordless saturday



Gammalt och nytt

Old and New











DON’T PANIC

Today is Towel day

Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute by fans of the author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author. The towel is referred to in Adams' TheHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams' death on 11 May 2001.

In HHGTG, chapter 3, you can read about the towel:

"A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush, but very, very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.


More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with."


It is all about perception … 







torsdag 24 maj 2012

Var är din katedral?


Det finns platser där känslan av alltets närvaro, evighetens ögonblick, själens nu är mer påtaglig än någon annanstans …


Var är din?


Where is your cathedral?
If there is a place where the feeling of everything’s presence, eternities’ moments, the ”now” of the soul is more apparent than anywhere else …

Where is yours?



onsdag 23 maj 2012

måndag 21 maj 2012

Hard


“Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.” 







Continuing my Eὐχαριστέω - Multitudes on monday




“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed...It feels an impulsion...this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.” 
- Richard Bach


Continuing my Eὐχαριστέω - Multitudes on Mondays 

566 … Clean windows (there is a whole world out there)
567 … Sharing life with loved ones
568 … Mr. Right <3
569 … Holding hands
570 … aday.org  - what their thought is
571 … anticipation
572 … Afternoon nap with Mr. Right – side by side
573 … A glass of wine at dinner-time
574 … Now therefore I bow the knee of mine heart…
575 … Wonderful clouds
576 … Being proud of each other
577 … The pain of slowing down – hard Eὐχαριστέω
578 … A book, again: Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen

“Everybody is a story. When I was a child, people sat around kitchen tables and told their stories. We don't do that so much anymore. Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along. The stuff that helps us to live a life worth remembering.”
579 … compassion







söndag 20 maj 2012

Fototriss - Tillsammans


Tillsammans


Tillsammans skapar dessa stämda strängar ljuv musik ... med lite hjälp!


Det här är ett konfirmandgäng som på sin konfirmation, kommande lördag, 
kommer ta upp kollekt till Cancerfonden  - för att de själva vill! 
All heder!




Idag trissar vi till förmån för 
Bli månadsgivare HÄR!





fredag 18 maj 2012

Ordlös lördag - Wordless saturday



Tema: Misslyckad bild

Theme: Failed picture









Stackar'n?







Five Minute Friday: Perspective


When my life feels like I’m never going to get where I should be – and I don’t even know where that is… or when it feels  like everyone rushes past me waving for me to hurry up or I’ll be left behind (and I feel like an even higher gear will make me crash) … Or when I look back at my life’s big mistakes and feel like a failure- still today, even though I have made amends and changed for the better … That’s when I know I look at things the wrong way. 

This is my life! I do the best I can. No, I don’t always make the right choices, but then it is a lesson to be learned, in forgiving myself if nothing else.

It is all about perspective.

My only perspective should be, for myself and everyone I share this world with, that we are loved, wanted (if not by humans, by God), and that I should treat myself, as everyone else, with respect.

And when everything else fails there are still the walks in the woods, the quiet time by the sea and prayer. Now therefore I bow the knee of mine heart…







Write for 5 minutes flat 
– no editing, no over thinking, 
no backtracking

tisdag 15 maj 2012

måndag 14 maj 2012

Picture Today Inspire Tomorrow


One day. Millions of perspectives. Add yours.


On May 15th Aday.org asks you and people all around the world to pick up your cameras and picture what is close to you. In this unique photographic event, we will work together to create a unique documentation of daily life.
Professionals, amateurs, school children, farmers, social media fans, astronauts and office workers. Cell phone camera, Hasselblad, home made or borrowed. Aday.org is looking for the perspectives of everyone who enjoys photography. The goal is to inspire perspectives on humankind – today and tomorrow.
All images will be displayed online for you and everyone to explore. Some of them will be selected for a book, others will be displayed in digital exhibitions. Every single one will be saved for future research and inspiration.
Let a part of your life inspire generations to come. Share your perspective! Read more about the project and sign up at www.aday.org.


”Aday” drivs av en icke vinstdrivande stiftelse i Stockholm - Expressions of Humankind - som skapades för att stödja vetenskaplig forskning och utbildning kring den fotografiska bilden. Projektet är öppet för ALLA som vill delta och är gratis.
Själva fotograferingen kommer att ha fokus på tre områden som fotografen själv är fri att tolka och reflektera kring: Hem, arbete och kontakter. Men … allt det där kan du läsa mer om på aday.org


"We are more aware of each other than ever before in the history of human life. It’s more than a perception these days, now it´s a fact that there are so many different ways to look at the world. Aday.org puts this in focus. Half of all people on this planet are women, I´m curious to see how we will define ourselves in this experiment."
  Robyn - Singer, songwriter and producer.






Continuing my Eὐχαριστέω - Multitudes on monday



Continuing my Eὐχαριστέω - Multitudes on Mondays 

548  … the wonderful smell of spring after a May-rain
549 … Rhubarb – growing so you can hear it
550 … Again, a book: I hope for the flowers by Trina Paulus
551 … Ice-cream-jumbo-prize after letting everyone get better points at miniature golf
552 … Kyrie Eleison keeping spooks away after a nightmare
553 … Blue skies- sometimes resting behind the clouds
554 … Rain cleaning my car
555 … The evening before a day off
556 … Princesstårta – cake for any moment
557 … Generosity
558 … New-car-smell
559 … Being able to …
560 … Ironing DONE (never pre-)
561 … a clean cooker … MINE to be more precise
562 … Wash drying in the sun
563 … Trees putting on their spring-dress in soft green shades
564 … People speaking up for human rights
565 … Days of letting the mind wander where it wants … and needs









lördag 12 maj 2012

fredag 11 maj 2012

Ordlös Lördag - Wordless Saturday


Tema: Ljus
Theme: Light










Five Minute Friday: Identity



“We are the sum of all people we have ever met …”

… the ones we’ve known for ever … the people we just met once, but who’s handshake was warm and strong, or not … the ones we love … the ones we don't want to meet again …

We are, also, the unique sum of what we've have done and thought and read and lived.We are, last but not least, what we believe.

So we change. We are alive, so are our beliefs, our faith and our hopes and dreams … 

So I change. 

You change.

That's what living things do.

Identity through all this?


I'll keep trying to be a good one!


Photo from DeviantART


Just five minutes. 
Unscripted. 
Unedited. 
Real.



onsdag 9 maj 2012

Det är bara att välja




Man kan leva sitt liv på ett av två sätt. 
Det ena är att leva som om ingenting är ett mirakel. 
Det andra som om allting är ett mirakel.
- A. Einstein


"There are only two ways to live your life
One is as though nothing is a miracle. 
The other is as though everything is a miracle." 





måndag 7 maj 2012

Ogräs?



" ... kärlväxter som växer på platser där de för människor inte är önskvärda ..."

Hemma hos oss har vi alltså inte ogräs!







Continuing my Eὐχαριστέω - Multitudes on monday







Continuing my Eὐχαριστέω - Multitudes on Mondays


536 … Anger – making unfairness difficult
537 … Cherry tree-blossoms
538 … Ice-cream and apple-pie
539 … Laughter – hearts becoming lighter
540 … The gift of giving
541 … Solidarity
542 … Showing a glimpse of my soul – survived
543 … Painful memories… being just memories
544 … Tears – emotions spilling over – no sadness
545 … saying no
546 … standing firm
547 … Meeting a new, undiscovered, friend – internet at it’s best










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