“The batteries of my brain has run dry” was the last thing he said last night before he fell asleep. Four years old country punk is tired of the city now and now he just wants to go home.
He has seen a lot of shiny fish. He went to the National Arts Museum. He´s been to real nice dinner parties and to the zoo too, even got himself some new toys. And then he got to hang out with his renegade brothers off course. Sebastian looks real grown up and street cool, Silas looked relieved and happy.
As for me: I got to dance around in a forest, do several speeches and a most important meeting with a new publishing house I want to collaborate with (I´ve been working on a children’s book), the man gave me a sword (a very fancy new blade for our scythe) which I found to be a very great and poetically just gift when entering a new collaboration, I have high hopes.
I got to see friends and I got to hang out with my renegade sons which is the greatest gift in the world. There is no more words to say about that.
There were times when I could´t live without a new camera or a very beautiful amber fingering (oh… it was so beautiful!) but I overcame my desires and I´m surprised that there was not more of them. Desires, I mean. There´s nothing here that I really need… besides the work, the sword and the sons.
Jeppe finished his record and got to eat tons and tons of Ben and Jerry’s not to mention the late evenings with friends.
We spent all of the money we earned at the market place… at the market place but that´s ok. I think that´s the point of the market. I think it´s like that for everyone. Almost everyone.
More importantly: we got to see our comrades, eat fancy strange food, hang out with our renegade children, play music, speak words and show little thunder boy, four years old, that there´s a whole world out there, on the other side of our mountains. A strange and exiting world. Indeed.
We saw beggars. We gave them our money. We saw rich people in furs. Gave them a smile. One should´t discriminate.
This being a yule calendar and all I want to just say that I might begin to feel the spirit of christmas. Just a tiny little bit (but this dosn´t mean that we´ll celebrate the way we used to, everything is a question, everything a tentative answer)
The spirit of christmas being this: catching up with friends and family, new projects and realisations, blurred, but materializing in the distance. A desire for new things, yes, sure, but also a desire to be better at giving. And better at receiving. A real desire to be BETTER.
I´m still thinking about that. A lot. But the batteries of my brains are running low too so instead I´ll just show you these pictures I took last week.
Because I´m sure you and I see a lot of things differently but maybe we also see a lot of things the same. So. What do you see?