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Opportunities

Thoughts in January and the beginning of the new yea about “dead ends” and “Catch 22” – life situations that are unbearable and impossible to handle… Everyone has at some time in life faced it. In hopeless circumstances where all … Continue reading

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The old bard’s advice how to handle the pain of life

Gunnar Ekelöf 1907 – 1968 Swedish poet and translator.  He is one of the most significant, loved and well-known poets in the Swedish literature. From the poetry collection Dedikation 1934 Note: The poem here translated by me and just for … Continue reading

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The telling about the world around – in Sweden (Berättelsen om världen – i Sverige)

Berättelsen om världen – i Sverige The article is written in Swedish.  I did my best to translate it. The Swedish version comes right after this translation. The links to my reading is to be found in the Swedish text. … Continue reading

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In China, God is spelled Xi Jinping

In China, God is spelled Xi Jinping. Look at the Chinese workers, they are nothing but brainwashed slaves, who lives for nothing in a present dystopia, making commercialized toys for adults in a blindfolded west, it all resulting in pollutions … Continue reading

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Winter gloom

        December darkness – I feel old and cold, tired and worn out. What am I to desire I ask myself and you too and you really don’t what to hear that bad tune from me. But … Continue reading

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Letter to my friend, third advent 2017

As a result of Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem as a capital of Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu visited Brussels to convince the EU to make the same declaration. Of course, he got a clear “NO”, but I wonder how he ever … Continue reading

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Better than a thoughtless lover

Better than a thoughtless lover is no lover at all. I’m not taking the blame this time for what you call my misunderstandings and my lack of trust. What to trust? You are killing my love for you!

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December morning

It’s a winter morning, December 13, 2017. The celebration of Lucia Day. Our Queen of Light and Hope come to visit the North one of the darkest days of the year. It is a kind of magic ritual. But we … Continue reading

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(The gown) Lyrics to It’s all wrong, but it’s alright by Eddie Hinton

              Nobel  Award Ceremony December 10, 2017. The men got the prizes and the money and the ladies contributed with glamour and beautiful gowns. Yes, 2017! I think the Swedish Minister of Finances Magdalena … Continue reading

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Eddie Hinton, Cover me, lyrics

Eddie Hinton Cover me (written by Eddie Hinton and Marlin Greene) Cover me cover me spread your precious love me and love me oh, can’t you see the need in me oh cover me (cover me) Hide me, hide me … Continue reading

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Missing someone

But no common sense can deny the missing in me after you and all I can wish for now is that its bitter-sweetness stays with me all my days left, if you cannot. Ändå kan inget sunt förnuft förneka saknaden … Continue reading

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I have met so many beautiful people

The Swedish parliament politician Roland Utbult sings his speech on December 4, 2017 I have met so many beautiful people holding mercy in their arms they don’t point finger at the weak ones, but meets them with a stretched hand … Continue reading

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Saffron is the scent of Christmas in Sweden

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I washed my hair this morning

        I washed my hair this morning, thinking you may show up. Now it’s noon, the sun has reached my window and my hair has dried. Yet not even the steam from your breath on my window … Continue reading

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Sweden today

At the Sweden’s most northerly point, called Three-Country Cairn, the sun will never raise from today, the first of December. This will be for about 2 weeks. Then the same phenomenon will appears at Sweden’s northernmost city Kiruna. It is … Continue reading

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To be frank about the nature of our love

            I woke up from my late afternoon nap. And then I missed him. Or to be frank – I missed to have the warm tenderness between two people being together and liking each other. … Continue reading

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What makes you happy, some notes about how to interpret lyrics and poetry

When you are young you brag with knowing as many tea labels as possible. Or beer brands. And how to drink it. You know best. You brag about how many poets you have read and talk insightful about something in… … Continue reading

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It causes me pain in my fingers to spread butter on the bread

It causes me pain in my fingers to spread butter on the bread. I have luckily bought ready-sliced cheese home, but when I stretch out my arm for a slice of cheese it hurts in my back. The relapse this … Continue reading

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So much love…

After weeks of silence and not a beep from or about Putin, I was wondering if he has been  so busy with his last puppy he haven’t got the time to do or say any to be caught up in … Continue reading

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Disappointed

I woke up one morning the other day and saw like a sign for my inner sight, short simply written “I’m disappointed” Just that: no anger and no frustration, no nothing: not one emotion in motion for all the time … Continue reading

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So if I don’t have a “real life”, what do I have? Am I dead?

Forgive me friend, but… 😦 … I’ve just read an entry here on wordpress making me pissed off, frankly. I got the same anger exactly one year ago. Because the blogger had the same entry published back then… He say … Continue reading

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Gothenburg November 17, 2017 The meeting that never occurred

Gothenburg November 17, 2017 The meeting that never occurred – if you are looking for news about the summit in the world wide press, such as CNN, ABC, BBC and all the other big ones. Swedish media, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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Lone / Swan dreams in November

    no love snow and cold no love freezing hands and heart no love lone at night     It don’t come easy – November sun and swan dreams! Where did it all go?      

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November Sun over EU meeting in Gothenburg and over Samiland

                The big event today according to Swedish media is the informal meeting of EU top leaders in the city of Gothenburg (in Sweden). The city is called “besieged city” in local media, … Continue reading

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Broccoli

Oh, I’m so bored having no one to talk to But when you’re surprisingly calling me all you say is just annoying me If you only have broccoli in your head and not a brain, talk to another vegetable  

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You don’t have to be to be killed for me nowadays, Piggy!

A note only as it is World Diabetes Day today November 14. In the 20s scientists developed insulin for medical use, saving life of those with Type 1 diabetes. For a vegetarian (like me) being against using animals in scientific … Continue reading

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We have a love thing going

In retro perspective dreams are just memories of time we wasted on what might be nothing. Dreams belongs to and are seated in our futures, but for what purposes? Only to keep us struggling on in the now? Or is … Continue reading

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The lyrics to “Lady Of The Rose” sung by Emmylou Harris 1970

This is a song from Emmylou Harris  youth. I don’t know if she is the songwriter. A video of an event with her on a TV show  1970 was published on Youtube this year. She never recorded this song. And … Continue reading

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Sadness is a seven letters word

      Sadness is a seven letters word. Seven black drops dirt your skin and you rub and rub to clean it off you, but you can still see there are remains of the stains. Some people are just … Continue reading

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November haiku

In dim November I rest in your breathing My nest in dark nights Dunkla november vilar jag i din andning Mitt bo i natten

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For the sake of love

        When love is over and you have blown and then blown once more on cooled embers, for the sake of love, for the sake of love, for the sake of love, but see there’s no spark … Continue reading

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Things are not what they should be

In Swedish below It is the seventh of November and the sun shines like a madman through my south windows. It has been for a week now, November and this sunny madness. November should be nothing but a gray and … Continue reading

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Fear

Even though I fell away you were there when I returned, reticent as ever before. But the following night an anxiety dream aroused me and I could not sleep more. I thought of you and I felt fear for you. … Continue reading

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Baby, I got soul today!

Time change the last weekend! Yet I woke up this Saturday much later than usually. The sun shone like a desperado through the windows, like tossing in its light in big buckets! I stayed dazzled in my bed for another … Continue reading

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A love story in summary

First you got me miss you Then you got me love you You indeed got me to sing Ending, you got me crying    

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We travel on the same bus in different worlds

I had such dreams latest night! Just before I woke up I dreamt I was on a bus full with other people and I was in company with a person whom I’m not comfortable to deal with. I know her … Continue reading

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Vad som är lycka skiftar (About happiness)

Vad som är lycka skiftar. Lycka för mig nu skulle vara att bara hålla dig in mina armar, uppleva den tunga massan av din kropp och dess levande värme och känna hur ditt hjärta slår mot mitt hjärta och andas … Continue reading

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Chocolate and roses

          If you give me chocolate I’ll give you a kiss, tasted If you give me roses, red I’ll give you my true heart unlimited, if you love me as before – oh, you don’t!   … Continue reading

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“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”

John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” After the last killings, Manhattan October 31, 2017, I felt such an overwhelming tiredness coming over me when I heard it on the news. It comes … Continue reading

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Online friends, good and bad ones

I have been a member on a pen pal site to and fro since 2011. I have met a few friends for life there, as Anne from England – a very nice lady now 76 years old. We been friends … Continue reading

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Diamond love

I’m old, my feet hurts and I can hardly walk and surely not run. But my heart is in good shape, my doctors told and my brain is better than ever before, you will find out. If you want to … Continue reading

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Bugs (essentials)

The overwhelming amount of testimony (#metoo) that has become to a landslide that so many women and girls throughout the world have suffered all kind of insults from scornful sexist comments (called jokes!), to grabbing and other kind of daily … Continue reading

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Why is it so easy to love and so hard to be loved?

            Why is it so difficult for a talented woman (like me) to be loved and respected despite her greatness? Women are expected subordinate the other’s stubborn ignorance and limitations, right? Having a penis is … Continue reading

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I will never love more but you

          I got a call yesterday from an “ex” bf. I remember him as a nice man. He has still a very nice voice. Alluring. But he’s not to trust. Still it was sad to say … Continue reading

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There’s nothing between Stockholm and Agadir

      When it’s plus 6 in Stockholm there’s plus 30 in Agadir. I needed knitted gloves today when I biked to the grocery store. And I was thinking of you meantime biking. How are you doing? The cold … Continue reading

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Going to bed with a pug

You go to bed with a pug and you wake up with a German pinscher taking the space and like a woman of the world you’ll smile with whitening teeth, not biting but hoping for more. Born to this world, … Continue reading

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And I miss you today too

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Long distance heating

This apartment I have, it’s too hot all through the summer. In the fall when the first cold hits outdoors, the temperature drops to normal indoors. Yet it never pleases me, but make me feel uneasy and frozen in the … Continue reading

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Hold my heart in your memory

So hold my heart in your memory, because I can’t believe any else than time will bring you to me and me to you

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On Saturday, Madrid will sing for us?

A respite is set to Saturday for Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont by the government in Madrid. But it’s just a helpless game for the galleries. What is going on behind the curtains we don’t have access to, just hoping there … Continue reading

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