Sunday, 26 February 2017

Time

There really is so much going on in my life right now, I seldom have time to be online.
So for those who still visit my blog, thank you and pardon my absence!
This day needed some more iranian pop in the form of Mohsen Yeganeh, this is my favorite.





This lovely photo was among old photos thrown away. My friend Maria saved them and gave to me. We use them for artprojects at school. This one found new life in a vintage frame on my kitchen wall. On the back someone has written "Katten springer iväg från Jaakko" (transl. from swedish, the cat is running away from Jaakko).

Take care sweet lovely dear friends. Love! 

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Moonlight

There has been oh so lovely moonlights lately and Venus has been easy to spot, it is very bright and next to it, there should be Mars, but I haven't seen her nor Jupiter, though it is supposed to be easy to find both among the stars in the sky now in february.

Tonight I saw Moonlight at the cinema. Oh my. What a film. I lack words. But I do recommend it to everybody.

Saturday evening, time for tea, cuddles wth my darling Muru and my favorite iranian radiostation, radio 0098. They play popmusic, it's easy to listen to. There are several iranian bands and singers I like to listen to, but I love this song, I have a weakness for the farsi -language. Oh, this weakness has been going on for years. I think I was about 14 yrs old when I first heard farsi and started to study more about the persian culture, music, films and theatre. I have been blessed with a few dear iranian friends whom have spoiled me with persian food and delights. Unfortunately I have never been to Iran. I certainly wish to. Perhaps one day.


Above is my kitchen cupboard. I have hung two posters on the doors made by a local graphic-designer, Minerva Martinoff. Beautiful isn't it?

Wishing you a lovely weekend. Please, if you have a chance, check out Moonlight. If you cannot for any reason, then just remember that you can really never know what battle each person is fighting. Love. Love and more love. And a load of respect.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Content

I had a very relaxing weekend, the most active day was saturday. We took a walk on the ice and I even got to ride an attached sled, it goes round in a circle, fast!
We then saw an exhibition of Aarne Kyröläinen and walked home to enjoy fishsoup.
We both felt like having a nap and almost overslept and had to hurry to catch a movie in the evening! Hih!
We saw Aki Kaurismäki's Toivon tuolla puolen. 
It's an important theme. For some reason it didn't move me. Instead I was fairly annoyed by some of the performances. At times I enjoyed it, visually his movies are always interesting. And the music is always fantastic.
After the film we enjoyed a few beers at our local restaurant end enjoyed some live music. Fell asleep content.

Sunday passed in a slow pace. A day to charge batteries.

The days have become longer. The light is different. I do believe we are heading towards spring.
My lantern turned into a mirror, it is my hand waving to you!


Love. Spread love and welcome love.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Hervvošan du!

That means you are lovely in sami language. Today is the Sami National day! Hervvošan du!

I am so excited, we have been printing wallpaper at school, my students make fabulous designs and today the first two students started their test-printing, work in progress still, but it looks fab! I simply love this "workshop". The room is filled with creative ideas and true craftmanship. Next week we shall continue. I am so proud of my students!


On saturday me and my darling went to the movies. We saw La La Land. We both enjoyed it tremendosuly and disagree with the ending of the film. No, we do not argue, nor do we try to convince the other that they are wrong. But we have a different opinion on how it ended. Fascinating! I find it very interesting.
After the film we met up with our friends Bill and Sanni for some nepalese dinner. Great night, great night!

A new week ahead, remember that you are wonderful and precious! Love and love some more!


Friday, 3 February 2017

Weekend

I want to share with you my first column in the local paper, I am grateful for this opportunity. Tack Helén!
Here it is, enjoy! I've had such a warm respons to it, my friend and swedish language teacher, whom I (lovinly) dreaded the most, wrote to me this morning, that my column made her day. Apparently she hates waking up at seven, but waking up to reading my column made everything wonderful. She thought it an important text and mentioned my wording with an exlamation mark. Later she commented that she was impressed and it had brought memories and was linguistically ingenious!!!!

Of course I am happy for the kind respons. Let's see what kind of reactions my next column will bring... 

Here is a picture of a wooden frog in my kitchen. A gift from my mother. 


Some more great news, Alison Kraus is about to release a new soloalbum. I saw her in consert some years ago, oh my, that voice, that intensity. I cried. Here is a lovely cover of Willie Nelsons Angel flying too close to the ground. The lyrics, well, they echo in me. Every year, for the past 23 years, at around this date, I whisper the words of my longing into the universe. 

Dear friends, wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Stay warm, sleep late, eat well, love and laugh. Cry if you feel to. I did this morning, when I listened to Angel flying too close to the ground. Then I cried again when I looked at the picture of the wooden frog. I missed my mum.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Finally!

Soon seven years ago I fell madly in love with The god of small things by Arundhati Roy.
Yesterday I read news that Arundhati Roy will publish fiction again, her new book is due in the summer. I can't wait!


Above are my painted stone houses covered in snow.

I wish you all well, plenty of good and love. Spread love and joy to the world!