Daughter is away at her grandmothers house for a couple of weeks. Husband is away diving and sailing. I'm going to be all by my self over the weekend. I love my family dearly but I love to have some time just for me. I bought three books this afternoon.....ohh joy
Stayed home from work with a stomachflue today. Felt a little better in the afternoon so I played around with the camera in my kitchen for a little while. I also find time to order some books online. I will share with you all later if they are any good. Hope you are healthy and well wherever you are:-)
…to live differently, to love differently, to think differently, or to try to. Is the danger of beauty so great that it is better to live without it (the standard model)? Or to fall into her arms fire to fire? There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value. Inside the horror of Nagasaki and Hiroshima lies the beauty of Einstein's E=MC squared -Jeanette Winterson-
I don't wont to go to work today. I want to stay home, drink coffee, blog, read my book, nap and listen to Claire. My house is so pretty now. I've taken good care of my garden. Flowers everywhere. Lovely. I'll pull out my camera again this afternoon. It's been tucked away during all the craziness.
It’s truly been a journey to remember going through this teachers training. All the hard work is done and everyday life is back. My body is sore and I feel emotionally vulnerable. My hamstring is not well. I’m going to my acupuncture man, that makes magic with his needles Wednesday. And I need him. I pushed too much in my practice in the last couple of weeks. But now it doesn’t matter anymore. I’m ready to slow down my practice for the summer. I’m getting ready to finally tune into my breath and listen to my body. Ashtanga yoga, and some teachers are really into pushing it (and my ego goes along with that really easily). But I don’t believe that’s what’s yoga should be about. Are you a better yogi for doing this or that asana? I do not believe so. For me yoga is the journey to awaken your inner voice and spirituality. It’s a journey to opening your mind to other people around you and to see them with compassion and love. I’m setting aside time to read and write these days. I’m spending time watching my beautiful daughter growing up playing in the sun. Summer is a wonderful time of year. I hope you’re all enjoying wherever you are. Pictures is of Madonna, taken by Steven Klein for W magazine.
I’m finally done with my teachers training. Luckily I passed all my exams so I’m pleased. Patthabi Jois, the Guru of Ashtanga yoga sadly died the first day of the training. We were informed like an hour after he passed due to our teachers close relationship to his Guru. We had a gathering in his memory the same afternoon. It felt really strong and sad. I never been to India nor had any kind of relation to him as a person, but I’ve dedicated a lot of my life to this sacred practice. At one point we weren’t sure if we would be able to complete the entire course before our teachers had to go back to India for a memorial on the twelfth day after his passing but luckily it all came through in the end. I’m glad I’ve dedicated myself to this practice, and this teachers training, but it has been really hard on my family and me. I’m so happy today. It’s been lovely summer weather here in Norway for the past couple of days and I’ve spent the entire weekend with husband and daughter out on the boat and on the islands right by our house. It’s been absolutely lovely.
Longing for the release of this movie. I read the biography of Coco Chanel a little while ago. Adding the wonderful actors Mads Mikkelsen and Anna Mouglalis and I think it will be perfect.
On another note, this has been a crazy weekend. Norway won the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow this weekend, see our hero here. 17 of May are also Norway’s national holiday. We start of with marching bands and all the kids walk in parades with Norwegians flags early in the morning. It’s really nice. In the day it’s entertainment, refreshments and games for the children in different parks and schools (a lot of which was my responsibility this year. One of the reasons I’ve been absent lately).
At the moment it’s 4.40 in the morning here and I’m getting ready to leave for my teachers training. I check in when possible in the two coming weeks. Wish me luck.
The sun is shining a norwegians are out and about with a smile on their faces. Life is pretty good. I just finishes another thesis due before my teachers training in two weeks. I'm rocket high on all the coffee I've been drinking to pull me through so I'm gone lay down on the couch with a book I got myself while waiting for the bus this afternoon, "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts. Anybody read it?
I feel better, so I think I'm ready to get back to my creative work her on my blog. And I've missed you all so much. My practice is getting a little better every day now, but it's been a rough ride. I've been coughing so bad I sprained a rib (and it's been hurting like hell, pardon my language). And this happens just two weeks before I'm starting up on the last part of my teachers training. Just my luck feels like.
Apart from that I'm really frustrated with blogger at the moment. Seems like I've been having all kind of bugs lately. It feels like I've been having some kind of trouble every time I've been posting since long before Easter. Like, all of a sudden everything I've just written is in Chinese. Anybody else been having this kind of trouble? Anyway, I'm now considering moving my blog over in another format. I'm working on it so I'll get back you on that shortly.
"New Orleans is North America's Venice; both cities are living on borrowed time. Here we are fighting the mud, the heat, the rain, and the insects, trying-if you squint your eyes a bit-to create a Paris in the swamps. Our architecture, and the way we live, are here because of a particular attitude, an attitude about time that is different from the rest of the United States. New Orleans won't change-this is the source of the decline-and yet it does change: but somehow, layer after layer, it stays the same. New Orleans doesn't want to be practical, or to follow the trends in the rest of the country, yet it still works as a place to live; I don't know how. And it sure is fun living here!"