Monday, September 21, 2015

I miss the trees so much

I miss the feeling of being in a treehouse just walking around. I love trees so much. It's 2:45, perhaps if I hurry I can get up to Central Park before I have to go back home again. 

This weekend, Anders and I are going on a short trip. He has a conference on Monday and I'm tagging along for Sunday before the conference starts.

We're having our own conference of sorts on Sunday.

We'll discuss our future in America. Present our respective views and hopes and perspectives. 

My keynote address will stress an intense need of being close/closer to trees. 

Two anniversaries

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. 
Above the "real" Alice as a child. 

Ingrid Bergman was born 100 years ago. This pic was taken by her photographer dad, Justus Bergman.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Niki's song - works for most women

Niki recently belted out a tune with words she put together herself.
I advice you to learn this song by heart and repeat it to yourself whenever you need strength.

The wording is a bit mysterious, but I feel it works.
Try it for yourself!

"I'm one scheduled woman in my business so don't you dare interrupt!"

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Can't wait for Ingrid Bergman - In her own words

While waiting for the movie to come out, will keep listening to the beautiful score:

Various Artists – Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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If you have a Fujifilm - there's an app for that

There's an app for the Fujifilm that turns the phone into a remote control.
So great! no shaky hands!

Took these last night - there were so many helicopters over Manhattan.

Can you spot three in the second pic? And one between buildings in the first one? It's weird with the stars in NYC. I rarely see them. But the moon can be seen at times like here, in the first pic, before going into hiding as night fell for real.

Here's the link to the app

Sunday, September 13, 2015

There goes my baby, watch him as he goes

Dear today

Today was such a big day for Niki. She got her ears pierced. 
Has been asking for this for years. 

Showing Vanja the set she'll change to once the holes have healed sufficiently.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

positive thinking taken to the extreme

Not quite there yet but am trying to assume this line of thinking: 

“I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.” – Sylvia Plath

On that same note I find it soothing to read negative reviews of books I've loved.  I find solace in how different opinions can be on the same work. Keep trying.

Ps. To clarify: I know Plath can hardly be summed up as a person radiating positive thinking. I mean only that that one sentence characterizes positive thinking taken to the extreme.

Friday, September 4, 2015

last dinner in Stockholm before leaving for NYC again

Did this happen to your eyes too?

When I was 7 like Niki is now, I had brown eyes with tiny specks of green (like Niki does). Now, many years later, my eyes are green with specks of brown. The color of my eyes tend to get lighter for every year. Did this happen to you too?

New York royalty revealed

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Love this pic of Vanja and Wilda

pic by Aril.

You go, new Mrs Universe, Ashley Burnham!

I didn't even know the Mrs Universe pageant existed but now that I do, I do for great reasons!

“People think I’m too political for my first day as Mrs Universe. Did you really think I was going to just sit there and look pretty? Definitely not. I have a title, a platform and a voice to make change and bring awareness to First Nations issues here in Canada. I’m getting all this media attention and I’m going to use it to the best of my ability. I’m not your typical beauty queen. Look out . . . I have a voice for change and I’m going to use it!”

Pope and the holy year of forgiving the sin of abortion

The pope has declared a holy year, giving all priests permission that for one magical year, they can give women absolution for the sin of abortion.

What should be great news still makes me cringe. What's this fairy godmother deal with one magical year? And why still blame women? 

Where is the holy year of forgiveness for each and every man who has for whatever reason impregnated a woman and not stood by her and protected her during the painful decision of abortion, who has not protested the guilting of said women and comforted them against hate and scorn?

I like this pope better than all his predecessors and he might have to tread lightly for change but for this Swedish agnostic woman, it's still all weird.