fredag, mai 25, 2007

Going north 2

Photo by somby. More about this place here.

This is another place I might get a job, and a very interesting job too! Send vibes! It's nerve-racking at the moment, because I've sent off a bunch of job applications, and so far no-one's said "yes", but no-one's said "no" either! So I'm in limbo.

torsdag, mai 24, 2007

Si ja!

Alle som forstår norsk, ta en titt på dette:

Si ja - til felles ekteskapslov

fredag, mai 18, 2007

Sometimes it Happens

And sometimes it happens that you are friends and then
You are not friends,
And friendship has passed.
And whole days are lost and among them
A fountain empties itself.

And sometimes it happens that you are loved and then
You are not loved,
And love is past.
And whole days are lost and among them
A fountain empties itself into the grass.

And sometimes you want to speak to her and then
You do not want to speak,
Then the opportunity has passed.
Your dreams flare up, they suddenly vanish.

And also it happens that there is nowhere to go and then
There is somewhere to go,
Then you have bypassed.
And the years flare up and are gone,
Quicker than a minute.

So you have nothing.
You wonder if these things matter and then
As soon you begin to wonder if these things matter
They cease to matter,
And caring is past.
And a fountain empties itself into the grass.

-- Brian Patten

I tried to learn this poem by heart one day last summer, reading it and thinking it to myself for about eight hours (while I was doing a really boring job). I love reading poetry, but usually I read a poem or two, then think along these lines:

A. I don't like it
B. I like it. Now let me read it again to see if I really like it
C. It's boring
D. I don't understand it

Then I move on to something else.

Thinking about just one poem for a whole day was something completely different. I recommend it. The poem opened up in ways I didn't expect. Which I really liked. Also, it was great and kind of surprising that such a (at first glance) simple and not too long poem could keep me occupied for eight hours.

mandag, mai 14, 2007

Fingers crossed!

The Norwegian government wants to make a single Marriage Act for heterosexual and homosexual couples. Read a little about it here. I couldn't find a better article in English, unfortunately. This article is more about how the Christian Democrats plan to fight this. Of course.

onsdag, mai 09, 2007

Going North

I'm at the moment applying for work (teaching and other stuff) in Trondheim, and in Finnmark, the northernmost county in Norway. One of the places I might end up is Nordkapp.


You can also see what's happening here LIVE. Oh look, there's a car! Endless excitement.

fredag, mai 04, 2007

I am not the blogger you asked for

Been REALLY busy - applying for all kinds of work. I'll write about what happens soon! Also, I want to show you the photos from some of the places I want to work.