Viva la Bombas!

Observation: 1. My stove, Mr Hartman doesn’t always light up easily. 2. Fire starters work but it gets  expensive. 3. Candles leave a lot of leftovers. 4. Egg cartons can be used for more than planting seeds. 5. Corks look like pellets to make a fire. Solution: Of course I made firebombs! The best firebombsContinue reading “Viva la Bombas!”

GRATITUDE

The keyword to life is gratitude; Gratitude for what I have Gratitude for what I don’t have to suffer Gratitude for what I survived Gratitude that it wasn’t worse Gratitude because it was lovely Gratitude, no matter how small – even if you have to search for it… …because gratitude grows, it fills your heartContinue reading “GRATITUDE”

THE TREASURE BOX

THE TREASURE BOX The treasure box is where we keep our dreams. Every single one that ever passed our mind, no matter how small. They all go in the treasure box until it’s time to make them real. Sometimes they lie there for a long time, but no matter how much time that passes, theyContinue reading “THE TREASURE BOX”

All those little learnings add up

After each day I think about what I have learned. It’s important to me and I make it a point to learn something every day, no matter how small or mundane. The willingness to learn is how you learn, you start paying attention to both your surroundings and what goes on in your head. YouContinue reading “All those little learnings add up”

55 – The age of Freedom

I am 55 years old and I feel like my life just started. When I was a child and a young girl I had such dreams but I was also extremely shy and insecure, so the dreams stayed just that – dreams, my fears were very effective. The few times I voiced my dreams, IContinue reading “55 – The age of Freedom”

The Heart of a Woman

Men fight for power, women fight for life. Woman fights to carry and give birth to the life in her womb. She fights to feed and keep safe the child she brought to life. When men fight for the power, woman suffers the death of the fighting men, for all these men were brought forth throughContinue reading “The Heart of a Woman”

The difference between letting go and running away

The one thing I learned in my turbulent life was to let go – of everything. I was moved between countries, between homes, between schools and every time all was lost; not only friends and places but also things. My magic boxes full of little insignificant treasures, my clothes, my toys. The first time IContinue reading “The difference between letting go and running away”

I don’t have a television

I don’t and I never did. Yes, during the years when the children were growing up we had one though there were a few reasons why it never became a major part of our lives: We lived in the middle of the forest so reception was only good when weather was clear. Besides we livedContinue reading “I don’t have a television”

Supercrooks and Superheroes

When I was a kid I used to love comics. It started when I was just a wee girl in Japan back in the early 60’s, watching Manga animations on the telly. My favourite was the “Golden Skeleton” and I especially remember one episode where the boy and the girl were trapped in a steelContinue reading “Supercrooks and Superheroes”

THE MAGIC OF SMILING

“When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you” So the song goes and it’s absolutely true. Smiling is contagious; other people who meet your smile will start smiling as well. Isn’t that a beautiful thing – that we can light up our world with such a simple action. A smiling faceContinue reading “THE MAGIC OF SMILING”