Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
Hello my dear,
it’s still summer warmth every day (as most of May has been) here in Sweden, and now all of us miss the rain. Who’d thought I’d miss clouds and rain? But I feel as thirsty as the earth must be for rain right now… Maybe that is why the collages are night sky dark and blue this week?
But we do not get to choose the weather. Or when it should or shouldn’t rain. Maybe that is a good thing, because we would all choose differently.
We do however, get to choose time for a little creativity in the day, or not. At least most days, right? What do you choose?
I usually name my collages in English, because that makes it easier for me to display them here without an explanation, but this one wanted to be called Kšrlekens hŲga visa. It’s from the Bible, and it means “Love’s high Song” in Swedish, but it is from Song of Songs/Song of Solomon. I think the Swedish title has a nice ring to it… and there are some beautiful quotes that can be found in that poem, don’t you agree?
The text I cut out of a vintage magazine spells: …inte skulle drŲmma om att anvšnda Kšrlekens hŲga visa, meaning …wouldn’t dream of using Love’s High Song. Not sure why, but that what it says. There can be freedom in not choosing too, I think.
If you’re especially curious about a special phrase in Swedish, just let me know and I’ll translate it for you. We don’t have any secrets here, right?
Is it midsummer soon? Time flies.
Blue, and darker collages than usual. A collage experiment. Found bits of blue and gold.
I’m not sure I love any of these, but would love to know what you think… Was it a successful experiment?
Thanks for being here.
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