First, some reflection of the month outside our family bubble. The world is so full of critical events at this time and age. 2016 will be a direction-changer or further struggling in the same policies. With the fresh Brexit in mind and the upcoming election in USA, plus all the other decisions to be made in Europe. Will we see a change and breakaway from the grip of corrupt interest that have govern the world ever since 9/11?
July is the month of massacres.
This month has been different, first of all with all the terror attacks both in Europe and the Middle East. Europe is at war, a different war where every object can and will be used against the order of our ways of life. It all started with the destabilization of the Middle East a decade ago, where the process of “democratization” led to various extreme groups acquiring power, money and weapons. It can’t be undone but the years to come will have to deal with this. The question is whether or not we’ll see a change in western leadership. July is the month of massacres. In 1995, on 11th of July the biggest genocide since WWII in Europe occurred in Srebrenica (8373 people murdered). On 17th of July 2014 Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, and still there has been no justice for those civilians dead. Every day has become a memorial day. But only the more recent ones can at least hope to get their justice and the punishment of the guilty parts. On the same day, July 17th in 1996, Flight TWA 800 also went down, under still suspicious circumstances. This July has been tragic too. At the same time it is a signal that men need to get out of their bubbles and comfort zones, get informed and act upon the change they want to see in the world.
MH17 mass murder of civilians
Back to my family bubble
You must realize that you are responsible for your future and for the society in general. Each and every act counts, some people can do more and others less, but everyone can do something. We must ought to be informed, not brainwashed or shallow-informed imbeciles. We ought to be at least in a decent physical shape, able to use our bodies. We ought to enjoy every day for the fullest. There is a time for everything and I will not create safe-spaces for my kid or future kids. They should be involved in the world happenings.
The hidden magical paths in life reveal themselves briefly and never wait for you to make up your mind. You get what you choose to do.
“How living the day can take you high”
I did another video for Birch Book, this time with the happy scenes from More, an otherwise tragic film, to the song Feet of Clay.
This month I’ve walked a lot, going to parks, nice quarters and to museums with Florens. We sold our car after the Norway road trip and really we don’t have any use for a car, we only had it for longer trips. The weather has been fine and Florens has developed so much during the last 20 days. I’ve also received my Bachelor Degree of Philosophy diploma (3 years), as I’ve reached a milestone regarding my University studies. As a digital nomad I attended online studies and it worked out great! Here’s my latest essay if you’re interested – The Choice of Pre-Birth Genetic Modification, Through Kant’s Ethics in the 21st Century. My wife made me this delicious raw vegan chocolate cake.
Each day, a different day
If it’s not raining I’ll go out somewhere with the stroller, find a spot, get Florens on her feet and play or more exactly let her explore the surroundings. If she’s asleep I’ll have a coffee or beer. The other day I went to a GAIS game, getting value for the money, 6 goals in the game and GAIS winning with 4-2 against Varberg with two beautiful free kick goals.
Below is a painting by the Swedish artist Olle Olsson Hagalund (1904 – 1972). Fine sketch for our plans of getting a house one day. I must have those towers and have my office there. A garden, with berries, fruits and vegetables. Not yet realizing this, it’s not the time right now, but not too far away either.
There was a good week for (urban) berries, we found redcurrant and blackcurrants bushes.