This blog I wrote initially at the start of January when I spent a couple of wonderful days at Ilha Grande, a tiny tropical island and nature reserve outside the coastline of Angra dos Reis, Brazil. I ended up doing an epic trek bare feet, from one side of the island across to the renowned … More Two months later but still holds true – Walking barefoot through life
As many of you know by now, I had two main reasons to start this blog. Mainly, I felt it was time for me to start sharing some of my daily writing, which has been pouring through my hand onto papers unstoppable since I learned to write. I tend to always keep my writing to … More Falling off the wagon and getting up again – or relapsing into addiction without thinking that ALL is lost!
“It’s raining in Rio Over the white cobblestones in the street Over Ipanema, Copacabana, bring me home..!” That’s the lyrics of the Swedish Singer Lisa Nilsson who came to spend 4 months in Rio de Janeiro, to record an album, but who found herself falling in love with the city (and a Brazilian musician so … More Building sandcastles in Rio de Janeiro, and seeing them washed away in the waves, together with your dreams…
A few weeks back while in Sweden, I saw an interview with Per Gessle, one half of the mega success, world renown band Roxette (and in Sweden, perhaps better known as the man behind the song “Sommartider hej-hej!” (“Summertimes hey-hey”)! What would our upbringing and childhood discos and parities been without that song?!). He was … More You gotta do your 10.000 hours..!
Those of you who follow my blog might recall that in the start of the year – just as I was arriving to Bali, I had a rather magical moment. A small exclamation in a changing room turned out to have been an affirmation, as I found the following statement to become true on my … More History repeats itself – or a gentle reminder from The Universe that our thoughts are powerful beyond imagination?
One day years ago, one of my best friends looked at me and said; “I think people who don’t travel believe that people who travel are not afraid. That’s so not true. We just do it anyway, even if we are scared.” She had just come back after six months in Buenos Aires, where she … More There are things you have to do, even if it scares you! – or once again, packing my bags for departure..!
“Do you remember Fia, or Energia?” “Yeah, she went to Bali right? Is she still there?” “No, I think she came back! But I am not sure, I haven’t seen her!” “I heard she went to Edinburgh for a visit and since then I haven’t heard from her!” “Maybe she is still there? Or went back to … More Book Making in process! Don’t disturb!
Hello there! Long time, no see! So it seems to me at least, since my blog-updates seem to have become more sporadically ever since I left Ubud in the end of July. As a part of my writing practice, I have decided to publish on my blog regularly, with a frequency of something like once … More Done is better than perfect – how perfection can become a prison and creative killer!
How do you write a love poem? Which ideally is not pretentious nor cheesy, just nice, and it should be about someone you known your whole life – a family member, to be performed in public! In four weeks! Those were the criteria when my brother and his (now) wife asked me to write a text … More How do you write a Love Poem, on Demand?