Living in a small big country far from the centre makes it sometimes necessary to travel long distances to get what you need. We’re on the way back, but still 3 hours from our workplace, we have already traveled 14 hours. We picked up a large, used table saw to replace a 40 year old saw we had. My old colleague, who worked longer at the company than the old table saw is old finally retired at 72. So we young ones immediately took the chance to look for replacements of the old machines. The old machines need a lot of love and special encouragement to let them work correctly, something the old guy excepted out of his love for the machines. He didn’t understand why we complained that the old girl didn’t saw straight anymore, she just needs a little guidance and help was his response. I don’t know if I ever fall in love with this new saw, but the time it took getting her home has already helped with getting her closer to my heart, if only because I enjoyed a whole day of driving through this beautiful landscape.
Day 2124, science.Day's pictures
I took the picture of today driving back from my first booster shot. I like the effect of the snow and the wet window I was taking my pictures through.
Day 2120, another view from my window.Day's pictures, Poetry
The dark air stayed behind
when I closed the door
of the kitchen that already smelled
like the meal I will make
I opened the door
to the living room where the sun
a warmth that slowly left
the earth turns
I stared at it
the colors that are left
the smell from the kitchen
lured me away
I can soon sit down
Day 2116, another winter day.Day's pictures
The cold valley moved
with the shadows
the disappearing sun
the colors in the sky
where no longer
Day 2114, Drive.Day's pictures, Poetry
The scenery was white
like on a grey day
it was not cold
but there was still snow
on some of the trees
and the sun just left
but did not forget
to set the tone
for the past day
I looked at it
for a moment
Day 2113, from my window 13Day's pictures
Lonely tree, besides an empty crossing.
Day 2111, from my window 11.Day's pictures
The world is slowly turning, but I can still see the remainder of this beautiful sunset when I look over my shoulder.
Essays, Of custom, and that we should not easily change a law received.
“My perfumed doublet gratifies my own smelling at first; but after I have worn it three days together, ’tis only pleasing to the bystanders. This is yet more strange, that custom, notwithstanding long intermissions and intervals, should yet have the power to unite and establish the effect of its impressions upon our senses, as is manifest in such as live near unto steeples and the frequent noise of the bells. I myself lie at home in a tower, where every morning and evening a very great bell rings out the Ave Maria: the noise shakes my very tower, and at first seemed insupportable to me; but I am so used to it, that I hear it without any manner of offense, and often without awaking at it.”
Michel de Montaigne
Day 2109, from my window 7.Day's pictures
Another year is almost over, and the funny thing is, you don’t have to do anything for it; it’s a straight line no matter what happened on the sides of that road.
Day 2108, from my window 6.Day's pictures, Poetry
Like a branch that finds its way
going where the sun is
in the evening
in de morning
only the sun
to your branch
Day 2107, from my window 5.Day's pictures
The camera used as an art tool can make the dark darker and the light lighter. Is it more interesting than the real world? Or true?
“As I work at my drawings, day after day, what seemed unattainable before is now gradually becoming possible. Slowly, I’m learning to observe and measure. I don’t stand quite so helpless before nature any longer.”
Vincent van Gogh
Day 2106, from my window 4.Day's pictures
The sun sets around four here in Trondheim, and I could take this picture because I have a vacation and was sitting on my couch.
“When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.”
Day 2105, from my window 3.Day's pictures
I drive past the tree if I go to work, I drive past the red shed if I want to go to the city.
“Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay”.
Day 2103, from my window 2.Day's pictures
From our living room, we have a nice view over the valley to the sea; the sea is just behind the horizon. This is the most prominent tree, and today we had a light blizzard, and it did what I usually would do in my photo editing program…if I am lucky.
Day 2100, from my window 1.Day's pictures
From our window today.
Day 2095, sky.Day's pictures
Today I just look at the sky…
Day 2094, On the other side.Day's pictures
Today I was in the hospital for a minor operation; I had a hernia in the groin. It was the first time for me to be in a hospital for myself and not for a visit. Like I approach most things in life, I was quite interested in the process. It was not that interesting or exhilarating looking back, but I remember two things the most: when I took a selfie for my family, I saw myself in the picture as an old guy in a hospital. Both things are, of course, through, but it is the instant association with hospitals and sickness when you see these “clothes” on you. Seeing myself like this made it immediately different from a routine visit to the doctor or dentist. It was not stressful; it just made it more official and serious than the feeling I had when I went into it, just an observation. Maybe we could have some fancier and more colorful clothes next time, and all the patients wear a baseball cap with a smile on it, so everybody still knows who’s who, just a little bit more joy and colors.