for the trees? for the new born’s? for the overdose of cherries?
Friday, May 25, 2012
it has been a very cherry week. isn’t it bizarre that it is cheaper to leave the cherries on the trees (to rot) rather than paying people to pluck it, and then selling it? well, that is apparently the case this season, so me and my friends were offered to pluck and collect as much as we wanted. i am slightly purple these days. my clothes are stained. and i meditate while removing pit after pit after pit…
lately i have been thinking a lot about our relationship to money. what a loaded topic it can become. the purest form of work i have ever done, are all work that did not pay me in money. with pure, i mean a harmonic balance of giving and taking, and a feeling of mutual appreciation and respect. more and more, i try to find solutions to gain without involving cash. bartering works really well. i will photograph someone’s pottery and i will get ceramic works in change. i babysit my friends babies (which feels like hanging out with a very good, but much younger friend, hence lots of fun) and my friends drive me to work (no driving license means slightly immobile at times) i will bake loafs of bread for someone and they will teach me how to work with photoshop. i will do tiling and mud plastering and someone give me driving lessons. etc etc etc. more bartering for the people! more DIY!
if you drop by i will treat you with a cherry pancake-cake, or yoghurt with cherry jam…
Monday, May 21, 2012
what happened with the kony campaign? will there be another earthquake as predicted? and who’s playing with my laptop?
i am making long lists and doing mud plastering again. getting a little bit better. practice makes,if not perfect than at least, better. lately, i am also betting on things quite often (e.g whether kindergarten is spelled with a t or a d, and who is singing ‘je t’ aime mon non plus’ with serge gainsbourg), loosing some and winning others. (lost: a home made cheesecake and won:brownies and a dinner) bets are great fun. makes life even more exciting.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
italy was full of them, tasty colors. (even though the cherries on the picture looked more than they tasted, however the moment of sitting on a bench in the sun, eating cherries will thinking, was marvelous) and yesterday i spontaneously arrived at a fruit orchard where they offered us to pluck as many cherries as we wanted. dark purple, juicy, sunwarm cherries. ate loads, collected some, and today i am making a pot of jam.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
plucking clover for the goats, playing the trusting game with my students, hiking up the mountains and documenting more bellies. many shades of grey, black and white although may is so very colorful. i had too much coffee this morning and i am a little bit on the late side. so goodbye for now.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
he finally has a name, makes the most amazing facial expressions and likes to join us when we herd the goats. i am wondering if as a swedish god mother i should teach him some swedish? time flies, and i don’t get much blogging done. however, i am still alive and kicking.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
adding to the new challenges, i think this is the beginning of a new chapter. but who keeps track of all those new chapters *more or less minor/major* that we start? in the end they all just sum up in that big life quilt we are stitching.