|Small boys are working again|
On the other hand, what is normal?? I guess I mean a kind of status where life is almost predictable, possible to handle and control, bearable and at peace.
I know that is not possible for many people, Turkey is going heywire with their new policy of keeping western tourists out, Giant baby in North Korea keeps tossing his mortal toys over Japan, Texas has turned into one gigantic water reservoir making normal life impossible.
IS keep beheading people and filling up the streets with the remains in front of the children, how can life ever get normal again?
|Big boys are working again!!|
Daughter began new school, every day is a struggle but there is hope. She is so tired and everything effects her, but she does her very best and wants to go every day.
Grandfathers apartment is ready for the market and the tiresome and sad sortering out and throwing is soon over. Photo albums and souvenirs, china and linen, all in a persons life story. And those before him.
Life will now go on without him, you get used to that, being without people. Some "withouts" hurt more than others. Some remain vivid more than others. You have to settle with the footprints and impacts a person leaves in your heart and head. The rest is up to the good Lord to handle.
|Underneath the pinetree|
From next week the election period in our Church of Sweden will take place. Every fourth year , you have to decide on political or non political candidates, church council, deciding together with vicar, another council handling money on local basis, choosing people to represent us in dioces. Last time we voted for king and country there was a major break through for a nationalistic party called Sweden Democrats. They want immigration to stop, Sweden to be swedish, less sharing and more total integration. Many of them constantly get into trouble, behaving badly on internet or outdoors. Same as every where else in Europe. They have also made their way in to church, and have their own list. So the strong lead they held in the local elections three years ago, will maybe give them a strong position in the church council or so we fear.
|Deserted and unwanted?|
Participation is very low, around 20%, the leadership of the local parish or the church is not the most interesting issue.
Our church rests on Lutheran Evangelical Theology and democratic standards, we all pay taxes to afford keeping churches and other buildings, paying salery to ministers, musicians, pedagogues and gardeners. Being a member means paying tax to church. You pay according to income, the elected council decides what to do with the money and where the efforts must land. Mostly, but not always, they are devoted and interested parishioners with a deep and longterm relationship to the church and life in it. Sometimes they are just politicians wanting to learn something new.
|Per-Anders cut out the names of boats long gone and put them on the light house walls, there are at least 30.|
|Next year the foot that used to recide here will be at least one size bigger..|
|We never get any nuts, birds and squirrels beats us to it!!|
Wish you all a blessed and sweetsmelling start of september!!