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There is a time between the white of winter and the green of spring, that time is blue.
One day all of the ice on the lake disappeared before our very eyes. The lake ATE it and the wind pushed the ice away from the surface like feathers, you should have seen it.
And so the lake returned to it´s… kind of blue.


I find myself staring at the wobbling waters, I am drawn towards the surface, the surface is not shallow at all, the surface has a thousand colors, the surface MOVES, it breathes. I think that says a lot.

Then came the days of the sky blue and the smell of soil.

We are building a greenhouse halfway buried into the ground (insulated, to extend the growing season)

We´re also building (yet) a new working table for me to write my book by (that book!)

Under that sky blue, by that blue lake, we´re walking around in blue.

And so I find myself staring at all of the blue and a certain phrase comes to mind. It´s a negative phrase targeted at the dreamers among us, meant to make them give up. “It´s so blue-eyed” they say meaning “naive”. Impossible. Undoable.

As if the blue-eyed state of mind sees LESS of the world!

I have musicians in my homemade cabin right now. They´re making homemade music as we speak-  and I feel as I did when I was young: hanging out with friends, eating, talking, laughing, sitting together in the quiet of the evening, getting lost in the deep blue of the mist.
I lost that when I grew up to be a “responsible” adult.
I lost THAT vibe. Like: we´re making history man and the world is big and open! We matter! We can do something!


I wanted that vibe back. I needed that vibe back. That´s one of the main reasons we even ran to the forest in the first place- I wanted to be blue-eyed again.

I wanted to not give up.

I wanted to believe.







I think that what we need as a culture right now, more than anything, is people who dare to dream (about a better way, another way)

I believe we need the arts more than we ever did because see… we lost something. And it need not be so.
What we lost can be rekindled. We can fight for it and we can retrieve it.


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Here´s one of their songs


13 comments on “It´s very blueyed, baby

  1. Tori says:

    Persille has a really good voice! And your husband is also very good. And this comes from someone who only speaks and understands English. That’s the awesome things about music, you don’t have to be able to speak the same language to enjoy it. A couple of my favorite songs are by people from Africa (I’m not sure which language since Africans speak many languages.)


    1. Thats so true. I often listen to music in foreign languages, it does something to me. Have you heard Sigur Rós? They invented their own language. Most precious music!


      1. smcasson says:

        That’s their own language? I thought they sung in some Scandinavian language!! I love Sigur Ros!


        1. Haha, no, that´s a made up language but it dosn´t matter and that´s the real beauty of it! 🙂


      2. smcasson says:

        I feel like I know exactly what they’re talking about when I listen.


  2. ncfarmchick says:

    I love the imagery of the lake eating the ice! I can really see that though I’ve never thought of it that way before. Wonder why the blue-eyed among us are considered to be dreamers? Must be a story there….


  3. BeeHappee says:

    Nice, Andrea. I never even heard of blue-eyed people to be considered dreamers. Check out a book by Bill Plotkin “Nature and the Human Soul”, it talks a lot about what you had written before, the circle of life, going from the stage of “fool” as an infant, returning to the stage of “fool” as an elder (fool being positive, wondrous, dreamy state). It talks about importance of not losing childhood innocence and soul-centric society protecting that innocence while ego-centric society destroying it. I am so happy for you, looks so fantastic, all the blue skies and waters, little builders and some really good friends. LIFE!! 🙂


    1. thanks for the tip- that book sounds like something I should read exactly now!


  4. BeeHappee says:

    Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”
    “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”


    1. ncfarmchick says:

      I’d forgotten this! Thanks for the reminder:)


    2. Yes! great quote that immediately went to my quote list.

      Sometimes I think “regular” people can be so hateful and negative because they, themselves, are jealous, envious, of the artist (be they writers or painters, whatever). That ain’t workin’. Money for nothing and your chicks for free. We of the free thinking variety must have patience with these poor souls and yet not let them get away with it if they become aggressively negative. Must not engage ion arrogance, either. The artist must be a loving warrior and not let the Barsterds get us down.

      Jeppe looks bursting with happiness. How wonderful.

      As always, Andrea, I cherish your vision in this world. Blue eyes, go!


  5. smcasson says:

    I also enjoyed the lake descriptions. And I think it is the season for dreaming, you’re right, very observant.
    Kristina, enjoyed the Alice in Wonderland quote! I’m gonna have to read that again.


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