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Fanø’s 8. of March 2019

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Good “morning”, soon 10 AM here, been awake an hour. Fantastic to not be forced out of bed by alarm 0630, as on school days. It´s just not for me. I miss the years where I would go to bed 02-03 and wake up 10-11. Go to work 4pm-10 pm. In an old people´s home, and a statistics bureau… After work I´d go out with my colleagues, dancing or just hanging out in eachother´s homes. Good times. 🙂

I enjoy being the mother of 3 too, though, of course! I don´t mean to compare and I don´t long to go back to the bygones. There is a time for everything. Many shades of Love. (I´m not much into grey, sudden connotation popping up there).

Anyway. I just wanted to say a couple of words about today, and lost track in my greeting. Never mind. To be human is to be imperfect.

It is Saturday the 12. of January. I have a meeting at noon, with 3 people with whom I´m organizing a cultural event. On the 8.of March. International Women´s Day. Where we take a look at how equality between the genders is doing. Iceland just last year decided by law that women will be paid equally to men. LAST YEAR. And actually, they are the first country in the world to do this. !!!

Many people seem to think this is not a big deal. But. WHY exactly should one gender be paid more for their work than the other gender? Why is this reasonable? Please enlighten me because I can NOT understand it.

People say feminism is anti men, aggressive and out of fashion. I disagree. Feminism is about equality. For everyone. We are alle equal. Men and women, black and white, moslems and christians and atheists, gays and straights, tall and short, fat and thin, adult and child. No human being is inferior to other human beings.

Feminism is the opposite of fascism, one could say. As fascism believes in one group of people´s superiority over other groups.

(And yes, children have different rights than adults. But they are equal in value as a human being-entity. Is what I mean).

On the 8. of March 2019, we have booked Strien, which is the community building in our village. A very sweet, old and big space for holding parties. There is a bar, a kitchen, a stage, dancing hall (or dining), and one more big room.

 

We have booked a lovely local lady to cook tasty soups, that we will sell very cheap to the guests. (We don´t do this for profit making, but rather for strengthening bonds in our community, honouring the local history of strong women, as this was an island of sailors and ship building, and hence a lot of the time only the women and children were home whilst the fathers sailed away for years on end).

We will have a couple of good speeches from stage. The first local female mayor will speak, and an other woman whom I´ve forgotten who is. (Remember I don´t do this planning alone, we are 4). We also hope for an organization for all genders (more than 2) to come and tell us what they work towards. Local women will go on stage and dance, sing, read out their poems… stuff like that.

Last year I actually went on stage for the first ever 8.of March event organized here. I sang a song and I read out a rap that I had written especially for the day. 8.March 18.

It was organized by Ragnhild Kallehauge, who is also the initiator this year. And myself and our friend Julie Frey and Ragnhild. all went on stage twice each, in The Cornerbar, down the street. It was a lovely happening, actually. This year we scale it up, as it´s on a Friday this year… 🙂

 

 

 

One central element this year, is that there will be dancing. YEEEYYYYYY!! 🙂

We are creating a “Playlist for Every Taste”! And the participating guests can, upfront, send in their wishes for songs to be added to the playlist! This opportunity really ignites me. I have for years now been planning to make a reaggae party playlist, and add visuals. As I have done some vj-ing in Norway in my twenties (90s). I haven´t made this playlist – and – visuals yet. But in this event now, I get a round of practice, creating a list together with others. Looking forward to this process.

The event starts at 4 pm, with open soup kitchen and bar. And entertainment for children the first hour and a half. We want to include EVERYONE.

There are many more exciting ideas in the planning, but I don´t want to reveal more yet.

The theme colour will be pink. Not pastel, but very bright, dark pink.

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Here is a link to the event´s homepage:

https://www.fanoes8marts.dk/?fbclid=IwAR3Z2EoIqzMAGQ3g1oaax1PYa5xJZdaPEioTvIGeehkb6hM9rK4Y5E22QWE 

We also have a Facebook group, called

Fanø´s 8.marts – Ja til Kvindekraft

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2233645963574458/

Ja til Kvindekraft means “Yes to Woman Power.” or maybe ” Yes to Female Power”.

Power is a very wide concept to work with. All kinds of strange connotations connected to this word. Force, brutality, obuse, making people do what they wouldn´t do if not manipulated…

Power means the ability to get something done. To have one´s will heard, listened to, respected. To be able to have one´s will. Influence. The energy to get ideas materialized into practical reality.

We could say “Yes to the Female Way of doing things”. Yes to the (traditionally considered) females values. Of caring and compassion, empathy. Consideration for the individual human´s well being more than consideration for private profits, paid for by the collective.

I know. We are all both female and male. In a unique, individual % wise balance. Some men are also way more empathic than some women. Myself, I consider myself androgynous, a balanced being both feminine and masculine. Identifying … 75%…? with the label “woman”, yet an odd one of the kind. Or not. Because who gets to decide what is odd and not odd?! Aren´t we all odd, really?

I fall in love with men. But I could probably also fall in love with a woman. It´s about personal connection, isn´t it. I view sexuality as a ray, somehow. A ray of energy that is not static. That can shift, according to the unique chemical connection between people. As opposed to box thinking, as if sexuality is a set of boxes we choose to belong to. The hetero box, the gay box. The bi box. Nice and simple. 🙂

I guess this is why some churches think they can heal sexual orientation. They think individuals choose which box to belong to. And hence they can be forced to change box.

I don´t think this is possible. I have a few gay friends. Who tell me they knew from childhood they were attracted to same sex puils in the  school class. And that this was very scary, as they knew they had to hide it from EVERYBODY. As it was not acceptable, and they would be bullied / hated for it.

So much for civilization.

Well.

I say yes to the feminine way of doing things. Yes to more women in leader positions. Let us consider the needs of mother earth and the future generations. Let us choose peace and love over war profits / weapon sales. Let´s be more gentle, listening, empathic, co operating people, in this inevitable globalization process that is happening to us. The Human Race. Unite!!!

I know, I just tipped into hippie political slogans there.

I am a feminist, and certainly do feel free to call me a hippy anytime you please. They were tried ridiculed. By the ones in power; because they were dangerous. They stopped the war in Vietnam.

I would like there to be made new labels.

I´m an EQUALIST.  !

If you have other suggestions for new words that would better cover my message than “feminist” and “hippy”, please let me know in the comments field below. I love to talk and discuss, matters of the heart. The matters that weigh me down, or lift me up. The matters that truely matter. That reside within my heart. Heart Matters.

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I´ve gotta dash. Shower, breakfast and on to the meeting. Enjoy your Saturday! And remember; EVERYONE is very welcome to come celebrate international women´s day with us on Fanø, 08.03. 2019!

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Moving Forward

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Happy new year, people!

All good? I hope so. Here good. Healthy and happy. Bit tired, but. Had a nice long holiday stretch, with plenty of rest (and tons of sugar). So. No complaints! 🙂

(Sounds like a good new year resolution, that last sentence).

I love January. It´s so quiet and… post explosion like. Peaceful, calm. We deserve rest now after christmas and new year´s celebrations are accomplished. Taken a lot of preparations. Money and work hours. Where I live, many shop owners go on holiday in January, as they work all Summer servicing our island´s many visiting tourists. This means that those of us who stay home in January, get an even more quiet January, where most shops and restaurants are actually closed until February some time.

I enjoy this. Contrast between all the visitors in the tourist season (from easter until October, and then there´s guests in the xmas holiday as well, I´ve seen this trend increasing the last few years…).

I love it when all the people come to spend holidays here. And I also love it when the streets yet again become empty and there´s lots of room in the grocery store, and everyone says hello to each other coz we know we are all just locals present right now, for the time being… 🙂

I did a major thing on the 3. of January. To me. It´s not a major thing to everybody. But to me it took weeks of thinking about whether to to it, and then a few tries before I managed to. Share, in public, the first ever video of myself talking into the camera.

I chose to make a promo video for my facebook page: Kaltwasser Vocal Sound Therapy. In the form of a give-away, so people who comment can win a sound session with me, or a copy of my book.

Look, here it is:

So what´s the big deal about posting such a video in public? Well, It´s about mindset. Choosing to stand by myself as an imperfect being, doing imperfect actions. I could shoot this video better, with a better background, better lighting, make it shorter. I could have made a presentation that started with a big smile, and where I seemed professional, well prepared, serious and…. yeah. The critical mind really takes off when I watch myself on video.

But I have decided that the winning criteria when publishing myself on video, is whether I am authentic. No pretense. Real deal. I could have wished that I had ben more relaxed in this one, and maybe presented vocal sound therapy a tad more… in depth… BUT.

I MADE IT. I DID IT. I managed to make the debut following my idea of a xmas / new year´s give-away. And hence I applaud myself. 🙂

I am planning to use video in creating information products for a future online space I plan to create. I also practice using video with this fantastic lady here, from Ireland:

She has a space on the web called Light It Up videomarketing, name is Niamh Arthur. Her free 22 day video challenge “Ignite”, really taught me a lot, and after that, I joined her course. I have worked with video actively ever since 1999… but not with myself in front of the camera. So it is nice to get her help on becoming confident enough to dare to share. I need to understand, to be conscious about the parametres of a field, before I want to claim competency. I now feel I am competent enough to know roughly what I am doing. This is good enough for me.

I will keep practicing from here and hence I will get better at both the technical stuff, the mindset stuff and my personal appearance as a trust worthy, proud and competent therapist / teacher. It’s not that I don´t feel good at what I do. I DO. It´s just a bit difficult to get up on the world wide stage and present myself as a brand, so to speak. Selling, marketing. Is a skill I don´t quite master yet. But until I do, I shall keep making lots of imperfect actions. Is my major decision.

Yeah, so. I AM moving forward. Making imperfect action, as my VBS teacher Ryan encourages us to do.

Tonight I actually have a zoom meeting with my VBS mastermind group. We are 5 fellow students, one from the Phillipines, one from Turkey, one from Colorado (/Israel), one from Montreal Canada, and myself from Denmark (/Norway). All of us wanting to move into online teaching.

Basically. It is a process that demands a lot. Of conquering fear. Our human reptile brains don´t want us to step out of the group, the pack, In the stone age this was very dangerous; to risk the public´s dislike. You would be excluded from the group and you would die. From lack of protection when ill,lack of food, and easily falling prey to wild animals. So this instinct has to be understood and then we have to act against the warnings the nervous system comes up with.

Then there´s also the more general fear of what others will think of me when I stand up in public and say “Hey, listen to this, I have something really valuable to tell you!” … One thing is the strangers watching online, but my family, and the local community when I share a video of myself on my facebook wall, visible to my neighbours, colleagues, parents of my children´s friends… This action goes completely against the law of Jante. Which says (amongst other paragraphs): “Do not believe you are better than US”   …. Like, “who do you think you are?!”

Being frowned upon, being met with sarcasm, scorn… We all know this feeling from our childhood, of being judged as inferior or ridiculous. It´s not something one strives to receive again, is it.

Yeah. It isn´t easy. But with the excellent support structures I have found, and invested my time and (borrowed) money in… I am indeed moving forward. So. That´s all I want to say.

Please leave a comment if you have a question or remark on my first “selfie video” or on this issue. You can also join the draw of winning a sound session or a book. I will find the 2 winners on the last day of January, I have decided. Just leave a comment below my youtube video, or even better, on my facebook page “Kaltwasser Vocal Sound Therapy”. I would really appreciate that. Also, I would love more subscribers on my Youtube Channel, and more thumbs up on my facebook page. As I am building up this online space thing.

Peace & Love, y’all.

Lots of Love!

🙂

 

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Green Heart Politics – and consciousness

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Hello in the now where you are… 🙂

It´s soon midnight here. I´m in bed, typing away, my 6yearold son fast asleep next to me. Him and his siblings watched a film before bedtime. About ghosts. So it was hard for him to fall asleep. I hypnotized him in the end. And fell asleep myself as well, on step 7 or 6 down a green hillside, warm stone steps underneath our feet, going down, down, deeper and deeper, towards all the flowers on the field down there, in colours of orange, purple, yellow, red, orange, blue…

I love hypnosis. And guided meditations. Many exciting ones on youtube, to meet with spirit guides or departed loved ones… Allow me to share with you a couple of my favourite names:

Michael Sealey is wonderful. He does many different types, including past life regression and lucid dreaming training…

Then there´s this guy I also love to listen to, when I wake up in the night and need help to go back to sleep:

I appreciate your comments, readers, by the way. It feels very nice to know somebody is reading and enjoying my writings. Thank you for commenting. 🙂

We celebrated my eldest daughter´s 14. birthday  yesterday. Family, friends, neighbours. Lunch, cake, hot dogs. Coffee, tea, 8 kids running around, singing, playing piano and violin… Later wine and beer, no excess just nice and easy, dancing with the kids on the kitchen floor there… crisps and chocolates… We do this twice a year. Once in November, and once in spring, as our two youngest children’s birthdays are only 3 weeks apart (They are 6 and 8 now). We always have a lovely time. It´s actually the only parties we invite people to. We used to invite couples over for dinner before we had the two little ones. Since then, quiet adult dinner evenings have not seemed realistic, haha…. but it could become realistic again soon now. We enjoy partying with the kids present, though. I would post a short video of us singing here, if I could get my mac to talk to my iphone, finding it hard to import photos these days, need to find tech help. You can see the video on my instagram account, though. In my name. Lene Kaltwasser Henriksen.

Oh, here´s a still I posted on Facebook today:

My son Linus-Ferdinand with the violin, my darling husband Helge next to him, on the piano… 🙂

Then the birthday-girl´s 3 best friends came and joined the party early evening, and stayed over until the next day. She´s got incredibly nice friends. As a mother I am very grateful for this. As the teens is the time when friends become more important to us than our parents. It´s just part of the process of growing up. I aim to keep the openhearted trust between us, so she will reach out to me when she will need my help, f.ex. if she happens to drink too much some times. I´m being very open with her, always have been. About what to be aware of “out there”. Equipped with information, she will be able to make better decisions. Mothering is the exercise of training people to not need mothering anymore, but be able to mother themselves! To make oneself not needed. Strange job. 🙂

Anyways. Now the following weeks will be spent buying xmas presents. We go to my mom´s for a week. Every two years we gp tp Norway and stay with her for xmas. Always lovely to see my family. Sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins… and old friends as well.

I´m also spending some time getting to know this company I´m working for, using direct sales to distribute health products that stops inflamation in the body. It´s out in 35 countries by now! I spent 2 days this week with 5 colleagues, in a vision board workshop, here´s the result (it´s not finished yet, but. It´s well on its way, very enjoyable process)! 🙂

I have also been to the cinema with my husbands a couple of times, and went to a concert Friday, with an Indian sitar player and a Danish sax player, playing ragas and improvising together moving in and out of the ragas… a truely wonderful sound experience. It was in someone´s home, the concert. This island where I live… so special…

Apart from these happenings, I´m spending my time receiving vocal sound therapy clients, and going to meetings with the green party, Alternativet (The Alternative), plus defending our honour online when the local press from time to time goes bananas in attempts to discredit our work. I hope I can stop defending us soon. We don´t actually deserve the treatment we are receiving at the moment. But I´m proud to be part of this party, so it is a most interesting task to be in the midst of the development, the building of credibility, the negotiations needed, in order to make an impact on the direction into this new day and age, for this small tourist paradise island…

I have seen that the self help author Marianne Williamson, is running for president candidacy in the wild west…! That is truely good news. Saw her slogan poster, saying: “Make America Kind Again”. Here is a text she´s posted on her facebook and instagram wall today, that I find very inspirational:

People think politics is so ugly, and part of it is. But there is something else there too, when we allow it to unfold – something noble and good. As someone who has been speaking to audiences consistently for 35 years, I can tell you that there is something deeply intelligent about the look on the faces of people sitting together in a room, considering the most significant questions about their common existence. My father was a lawyer and he always said you should speak to the smartest person on the jury. I have had the good fortune in my career of seeing people at their best — times not necessarily when they’re at their happiest, but when they’re at their deepest and most real. Whether counseling a single person or a couple or talking to a large audience, I have been with people in that place — everyone knows it, we’ve all been there — where life is serious and hushed and true, even when painful. Gandhi said that “politics should be sacred,” and I agree with that. We should participate in politics with the same level of consciousness as that which we bring to love, and therapy, and parenting, and all of our most important and meaningful pursuits. We should bring all of ourselves to politics. We should bring our hearts and minds and deepest dedication to something bigger than ourselves. It is very, very serious business in a country as big and powerful as ours; when we get it right it can be a beautiful thing, but when we get it wrong it can be a terrible thing. And we are all responsible for that. With every election, with every campaign, we are deciding something extremely important. We are deciding what is possibly the fate of millions, the fate of the earth, even perhaps the fate of humanity. And if that is not a sacred charge, I cannot imagine what is.

 

Isn´t that just profound?! I´ve read 2-3 of her books. Wonderfully wise. I would wish for the wild west that either her or Bernie Sanders get the hotseat next. Or ideally, the two of them together. Not that this would be possibly in that system. But it would be a dream scenario, the two of them in close collaboration.

Green Heart Politics. As I call it. Coming from the heart, aiming to heal the space between us. Truthful communication, caring for mother earth and all of her species. Nature first. Balance. Empathy. Reciprocal respect. Openminded Listening. Equality.

I never knew Gandhi said “Politics should be sacred”. I love it.

Right…. Guess I need to stop here. And try go back to sleep. Up early tomorrow, get the kids to school. Good night, reader dear. Tuning out with a nice song. Take care.

Actually, in spite of the title, it´s not exactly a nice song to fall asleep to. Haha…. Another go, hang on (Gosh I adore youtube)! 🙂

The Monroe Institute. Check it out. Spacy stuff. They have found out that what they call hemi-sync (certain different frequencies played simultaneously to each side of the brain)… it enables one to practice out of body experiences. !! I´m going to do a course in this stuff, I reckon. When I have the time and money. I love surfing the alfa and theta waves. Astral travelling, lucid dreaming, OOB experiences… Give it to me! I wanna explore these modes of consciousness.

Here is a lecture that is rather mindblowing, that fell into my turban the other night (He´s talking about OOB and Monroe):

No. I was going to try and sleep now! Godblessit… 🙂 … Gotta find a title and illustration for this blogpost now, and get some deep zzzleeep, yeah…  Good night again. Lots of Love. Ciao. For now. 🙂

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Fanø Free Folk Festival # 9 Sat-/Sunday Programme

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Good morning! Here comes the second part of the compilation from Fanø Free Folk Festival # 9. Impressions from 10 of the acts from the festival´s Saturday and Sunday programme.

Part one, from the Friday´s programme, you can check out here: Fanø Free Folk Festival # 9; Friday Programme.   🙂

I also wrote there about how I feel about this year´s amazing festival, and the festival in general. So I can´t really repeat that here. Please read the Friday programme post.

The acts I did not get covered in Saturday and Sunday´s programme, were Western Skies Motel, Simon Joyner and Nicole Hogstrand. My apologies to these artists. Like I explained in the last post, I edited video during the festival, and also needed a couple of breaks off site. I´m sure these acts were as brilliant as the ones I did manage to cover.

It´s actually lucky I got so much filmed, as my phone was messing with me. It´s 2 years old now, and hence ancient and dying, apparently. It recorded until the middle of Faun Fables, last band Saturday. Then just plainly refused to film any more. Said it had no room, though it had 12 giga. I don´t know why it did a comeback Sunday, but I´m very grateful. 🙂

Faun Fables blew me away. The two incredibly strong voices, the intense energy, the movements with the drumsticks and the fiddle, base and guitar… The communication and timing between the two musicians… the storytelling, elements from mythology, theatre, opera… I will most def go to another concert with them if i get the chance. And I have found them on Spotify. I even bought the t-shirt. And had a long talk with them both on Sunday. Very inspiring people. Felt like catching up with old friends. Fellow passionately mellow tribesmen… Don´t know quite how to describe it, but their performance was an eye opener to me on several levels.

There was also American Sarah Louise´s beautiful solo singing… and her duo House & Land… there was the lovely French lady with the harp and the other strange string instruments, there was of course German Limpe Fuchs and her fantastic percussion installation (I never knew stone slates can sing…) There was the cross nordic group of young women wearing masks… and the soothing sound of Calming River from the UK… And the session in the community house ended with an international trio that mixes genres and made me actually dance with the camera! Hence the unstable ending of the compilation, in the last song there.

I´m not apologizing. I simply couldn´t stop myself, and thought I´d experiment with filming whilst dancing… it´s the eternal conflict for me, as I love to dance. But also to film. When to shoot and when to just dance. Is the question. I can see that it wasn´t ideal to mix the two. But until u try, u´ll never know, u know. The sound of the clip is great, so I´ll live with the grooving camera moving. As I always say, I´m far too perfect to be a perfectionist. 🙂 I wish the band had continued that super build up of strings and drum there, I reckon the whole audience had been up on their feet dancing extatically after 5 more minutes of that stuff!

I have seen this handheld tripod thing in a facebook add, where it keeps your phone camera stable as u run, even… It costs a bit. But I reckon it has to go on my xmas wish list.

Anyways. Here is the video. And as I said in the last post, get in touch if you´re in the material and want something edited out. Also, feel free to connect with me on Facebook and Youtube. On my Youtube channel there´s many videos from FreeFolk # 7 and # 8 as well. You find me under my name, Lene Kaltwasser Henriksen.

(My blog also has its own fb page; Kaltwasser Heart Matters. And I have a page for my work with sound healing: Kaltwasser Vocal Sound Therapy. If you are interested, then give my pages a thumbs up and be notified when I post on my blog or about sound therapy).

In the category “Fanoe my home island” on my blog here, you find what I´ve written and filmed previous years from Fanø Free Folk Festival, as well as other words and images from the island.

Already looking forward to FFFF # 10 !!! 🙂

Thank you, all of you, for the wonderful atmosphere and the great sounds. I feel inspired, energized and filled up with good vibrations!

Here´s the second and last of this year´s compilations. Hope u dig!

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Fanø Free Folk Festival # 9; Friday Programme

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Hi there. It´s 02 am & I just woke up after 3 hours´ sleep. Rather peculiar, since I returned from the Fanø Free Folk Festival earlier this eve, where I´ve stayed in a tent all weekend and I slept not quite enough hours. (Understatement.  Friday I went to bed 06.30 in the Saturday morning, and woke up in the hot sunshiny tent 09.30…)!

But ok.  I can sleep more later, I feel very awake now. Energized by the weekend. I enjoy typing away in the quiet of the night, and it is a big satisfaction for me to finally get the Friday compilation loaded up to youtube, as I´ve been working at it since noon! Had all kinds of technical problems. Won´t bore you with that.

It has been yet another simply fantastically wonderful Freefolk Festival. I don´t know which swear words to use, really, to give that sentence power.  The amazing line-up of talent. The atmosphere at the concerts, where the audience really are there to LISTEN even when it becomes late in the evening. The 120 tickets that are sold out every year BEFORE the programme is ready! Coz we all know it´s gonna be great artists, and a lot of the same happy faces that have been there all the 9 years this has been going on… I have written about the festival before, this is my third year to be there as a video blogger, but I´ve been at the festival, I think all the years but once.

Check out the posts from earlier in my blog category here, called “Fanoe my home island”.  This is the 5.time I write about it. Of course there are also videos on my youtube channel, both compilations and longer films of single acts.

This year I have tried something new, I´ve edited video during the festival. Was allowed to use a local friend´s house as a safe laptop keeping base. Hence I could edit a couple of hours here and there, when I needed a break from the music. Because I do need breaks. It is really intense listening, all this experimental  folk, electronica… loop pedals, synths, percussion, drones… artists who use their voice in unusual ways… who mix genres… Fantastically interesting.

And intense. I love intense. But my nervous system needs a breather in the programme, I´ve noticed. And I have talked to a couple of my fellow local-citizen festival guests this weekend, and I´ve come to realize they feel the same way. They too walk away from site to catch their breath for a minute here and there. 🙂 I don´t say this as a criticism, more as a compliment, really. It is not just any kind of easy listening populistic fun fair, this festival. It is for people who enjoy being challenged, to hear something never heard before, to listen to ways of doing things that are not necessarily shaped to please the listener, but shaped to make an expressional effect important to the maker of the message/music…

Yeah, you catch my drift. I´m a huge, huge fan of this festival. I organize my Summers around the date where it takes place, making sure I´m home for it.

Well. About the video. I´m sticking to compilations this year. Because I´m hosting a family party with 50 guests in a week. I don´t have the time to sit and enjoy the editing process. I´m sorry about that. But ok, such is life. It is possible that I make longer films with just single acts in them. For example of the Irish fiddlers´ show in the church Friday. In the compilation from the Friday programme, I have picked just one of their songs, and it is not representative of their performance. I have picked the song because I recognize it, and I enjoy hearing it in this different version. And also it is way quicker for me to edit a set song than to go into deep listening to stretches of improvisations and building up of tapestry, musical thread by musical thread… (borrowed metaphor there, from the Irish gentleman´s own description of their work method)…

Same with the other artists. I have made fast decisions, and just present short appetizers from the programme. Two of the Friday concerts are not represented, as I didn´t see them. These acts are “EKKO & The Syrian Roots”, (DK/SY) and “Fru Skagerak”, (DK/NO/SE). My apologies to the artists. I´m only human. And I do my best, sincerely.

I have edited it “as short as I could”. But one clip I just could not shorten. So they got 9 minutes out of the 19. That´s a  freedom I give myself as a blogger; to spend extra attention on the acts I love the most. But like I said, there are many of the acts that deserve longer films, by themselves, and maybe I get the time to do some of this after the summer holiday.

The reason for making compilations, for me, is really to make like a string of pearls where we get an impression of the programme as a whole. And hopefully also an impression of the lovely atmosphere in the room during the concerts. The listening audience, often lying down on the floor with eyes closed. Little children, and a dog or two. I feel so happy there.

I haven´t filmed from the tent or tables outside this year. I have done this in little glimpses in earlier compilations. I like to share in a personal way, but I don´t share what feels private. So although it is nice to see happy people partying, enjoying conversations and late night jam session or folk dancing on the festival site… it is kind of private, backstage, intimate moments.

I always try to present people so they look good. And if I´m in doubt as to whether they´d be ok with a clip of them becoming public, then I don´t use that clip. To me these are essential balances to keep. The respect for those whose images I catch in my fishing net / the camera. To treat people with care and integrity. Being trust worthy. That is a status we earn, through our actions.

I go to the task of video documentation with humbleness and gratitude. I know these are words seldom used in everyday language, but. Hey, this is my blog, I have my permission to express  myself freely, experimenting with phrasing and openness any way I feel like … Like all my fellow, free flowing freaks … 🙂

Freak said in the most loving way. Weird is wonderful!If everyone would allow themselves to be authentic, unafraid to stand out and be different from peers, parents and co workers… well, then this world would simply be such a much better place!   🙂

Until this becomes a reality, I´m so lucky I have our festival to go to, this one weekend a year. Thank Goodness for this blissful oasis of friendliness, fun and so many freakily fantastic feelgood factors! (F.x. the amazing vegetarian buffets and the midnight snacks. I LOVE it)!

Here, hope you dig. The Friday programme compilation. Any comments are welcome, and if anyone portrayed in the clips want something edited out, don´t be afraid to contact me and say so. You find me on Facebook/messenger most easily, under my name, Lene Kaltwasser Henriksen.

Ciao for now, and I´ll be back with a compilation of the Saturday programme as soon as poss. I only filmed glimpses from 3 of the acts today (Sunday), but if the recordings look fine, I´ll include them in my Saturday compilation piece.

Best wishes!

Lene

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Requested Update :)

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Dear reader.

I received a comment today, a notification in my emailbox. A reader said she´s noticed I haven´t updated my blog for a while, and was wondering if I wasn´t going to post again soon? 🙂

That felt really good. I actually do have a reader! There are so many spam comments I have to erase, and when I share my posts to my blog´s facebookpage (Kaltwasser Heart Matters), normally I get very few, if any, likes.
Not that I blog for the likes. I blog for my own pleasure, and for the joy of sharing. But it´s still totally motivating to receive a comment from someone saying they miss my posts! very much appreciated indeed.

So. Here I am, updating. The reason I´ve been rather quiet lately, is that I´ve been busy intensively researching the field of online teaching. I have watched I don´t know how many webinars, received free e-books and video series, checked out loads of different people and their models for turning passion into profit, as Rasmus Lindgren puts it. I´ve bought a course from him, on “how to create amazing online courses”. He has positioned himself to be top notch in Denmark in this area of knowledge. The course is good, but a bit…. well, I need more. Both knowledge, and a wider model, more into depth on mindset, time management and client enrollment. So I have made a serious investment into something that looks rather splendid. Visionary Business School, with Ryan Eliason. Wholistic, idealistic, practical, and teaching from his own business experience. He started an ngo called “yes” in the 70s, Youth for Environmental Sanity. He is also a trained hypnotherapist, like myself.

So I´ve received his launch over the last 2 weeks; 4 videos, a book that i read in 5 hours and could not put down… and webinars, a manifest, a mindmap… I trust this guy. I am dead excited to be starting this training in July. For 5 months.

Other than the research, I have been busy getting a lot of rest. And snapchatting with my lovely good girlfriend in Norway. We send eachother video monologues, almost daily! And as I type here now, she is actually in her car, driving towards my house! Gonna visit me for the first time here in my home in Denmark! What a gift. Her presence, such a present. 🙂

I will show her this paradise island, in all its picturesque summer glory… I´m picking her up at the parking lot by the ferry on the mainland side late tonight. Costs a fortune to take the car across, so. I bring a trolly and we load it with her luggage and have a beer on the ferry deck those 12 minutes the ride takes… then, a five minute walk from the harbour, there´s my home. This old post office from 1789. Straw thatched roof, and with half moon shaped “Fanø windows”… cobbled streets and lots of high quality little shops. Best butcher´s in Denmark, bakery, ice cream, glass blower´s, cafés, women´s clothing, knick knacks, galleries… Yeah… I love this place. I really truely do. It relaxes me. I feel at home here like I never did anywhere else I have lived. (Different places in Norway, on Anglesey off the coast in north Wales, in Bahrain…)

We need a song to break up this rant!

I made this film, and recorded him singing. He´s a friend of my husband´s, a local, multitalented musician. The quality of the video is grainy, but. I must have accepted a low resolution from youtube, coz I shot it in 16:9, if it wasn´t HD, this was in 2014 or there abouts…

We did it as part of our app “Fanoe Nordby Byvandring”, which still can be found in the Android version. Apple version needs some technical adjustment before it can be accessed again. Aaanyways.

(We have a facebook page for it, called Fanø AppTeam, if you want to learn more about it).

I think I will stop here. As I have to get ready to go pick up my girlfriend. And on the way there, I will drop by the corner bar, Hjørnekroen, as they have an “old school dj” there tonight, playing hits from the 70s and 80s! Never experienced such an event here before, so. Curious as I am, I have to go see what it´s all about. 🙂

I´m very grateful for the comment from you, dear reader. Please always feel free to leave me a comment. Writing is a lonely job. It feels nice to know there is someone in the receiving end, who even appreciates my wordplay.

Here´s one for the road, be happy out there in the sunny shine…

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Fanø Vesterland: Sweet Festival!

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This weekend I went to the Fanø Vesterland festival. Like I have done a couple of times before. Always a nice time to be had there.

It´s down at the harbour. Two whole days of good music. Tons of happy people milling about. On the very creatively built festival site; with a huge dream catcher hanging from a crane, and. A champagne bar, lots of good local pop up restaurants selling anything from lamb, to oysters, to fish and chips as well as barbecue and fries…

Here´s a picture of the champagne bar. Placed in a corner, a bit secluded. Nicely quiet spot in the festival hustle and bustle.

Beneath you see Fanø´s OysterKing doing his work. He´s created a recipe book, one can go with him for oyster safaris on the island. His name is Jesper Voss. On www.visitfanoe.dk one can find out what time he takes people out for oyster trips. (some times there is too much pollution to eat the local oysters raw, sorry to say. You find all the info with Jesper, though. He makes sure to keep it safe).

I ordered 3 different oysters from him, and a glass of champagne. What a treat. Pure deliciousness. 🙂

There was even a view to the big stage, from my table. I could have stayed much longer in that quiet corner with a view, if I only had the dough for a bottle of champagne and more oysters. Haha!

View to the other side from my table:

Here´s a couple more photos from the site:

(We did have sunshine early in the days, both Friday and Saturday)

Atmosphere was very friendly. Relaxed and easy.

Well. Instead of still photos of the musicians, let me share with you the video compilation I´ve made today, out of the bits and pieces I filmed during the weekend. Hope u dig.

I was lucky to get a free bracelet for this year´s festival. As my husband´s son plays the keyboard in Wangel, the band that played the opening act this year. (Kasper played a couple of years ago as well, with one of his other bands, The Grenadines. I remember I filmed them, in the rain. It´s on my youtube channel somewhere, as well as a couple of videos from gigs  in 2016.)

I look upon my festival videos as some kind of a “no frills, bootleg recording” kind of style. Handheld, phone made, spontaneously documenting more than elegantly presenting, the acts. I tend to shoot stills or record when I´m touched, or enthused. When I feel the joy of music making, going on between the musicians (and the audience)… then I want to join, to play along. Catch the energy.

The atmosphere. The… Love. I guess. Basically. Movin´with the groovin`. Sharin´ in the Good Vibes, yo. Aligning. Participating. Being in the Sound scaping. Yeah. One Love, One Frequency. Peace. (Yes, call me a hippy. Why would I mind. They stopped the Vietnam war, for crying out loud. Time we stopped accepting the American effort to weaken the peace movement by calling the participants hippies. Hips are cool. Or hot. Whatever your preferred lingo is). 🙂

Music is all about e-motions. Energy in motion. Art is all about emotions too. So is religion, and politics. So. Let´s just be whole hearted people. If the only word for this kind of (human-) being, is hippy… Then call me that. I´m all for peace and love. Who isn´t?

(Yeah, and what are they called? The war mongers. Why don´t THEY have belittling namecalling attached to them? A fair question, I reckon. Aaaanyways. Moving swiftly on).

My goodness, I have really improved my steady-hand-cam since then, man! (And very annoying with the people talking in the background, right in front of a quiet, intense stage act… I remember I had very good footage of one of her songs, yet had to throw it out due to talkative festival guests standing behind me. Sorry, but I find it rude to be talking loudly at a concert. Or in the cinema or the theatre. Why not respect those who have bought tickets, and go chat somewhere away from the stage?!)

Oh, here´s the Grenadines-shot: (It was in 2015)!

Windy. Is that why the sound´s shaky? Possibly.

Anyways. I can see from these old recordings, like I said, that I have gotten better at shooting and editing. Which is due to the festival that each year allows me in for free, to blog. Just because I asked if they´d let me. It´s an incredibly cool festival, in Sønderho, happening each July, this year will be the 9.time. The Fanø Free Folk Festival. International, experimental folk (and electronica, in my own understanding of genre labeling). Some acts are world music inspired, many bring loop equipment, home made wooden instruments, building up trance beats…

But that´s a different story. I look forward to Freefolking it again, a weekend in July. And I also look very much forward to Fanø Vesterland again in a year. If I´m home, and if the energy in motion (e-motion) grabs me and grips me, I´m sure I will be shooting video from Fanø Vesterland again.

As it is so In Joy – able. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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International Women´s Day 8/3-18, on Fanoe

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Hey there people!

Today, 13/3-18, is the day we give birth to the green party Alternativet´s own solo division/group on Fanoe. Long story, which is not the one I´m gonna tell u now. It just takes up so much of my hard disc, that I have to share the 8.of March with u now, before the meeting tonight. So I tell the stories cronologically. If u get me.

Well.

I was invited by Ragnhild Kallehauge, and her one-woman-ngo KUK (Kontor for Ukontrolleret Kreativitet), to take part in marking the women´s international day of struggle. Marking it for the first time here on Fanoe. Last Thursday.

In Bergen, where I used to live, this day is a big deal, with marching, paroles, music and speeches downtown… here on Fanoe I have missed it so much. So it is great I could be part of the contributors from the beginning here. I hope it is the start of a new tradition.

I told Ragnhild I would write something for this date especially. So I woke up in the middle of the night on the 1. of March, with a long rant poem pouring into my mind. Got a pen and paper and wrote it down.

It´s in Danish. Here is the video of me reading it out that night, on The Corner Bar.

Ragnhild did two performances, she is a storyteller. One scene from the view of a victim of domestic violence. Very sad.
And one scene wearing long gloves and a pink wig, being Lulu the Lapdancer…
Excellent. Funny and serious. Thought provoking and entertaining. She´s our performance artist. Theatrical. Wonderful.

And our friend, Julie Frey, went on stage twice as well. Singing, first a song by Martha Wainwright, and then a song she´s written recently, after her mother passed away in October.
Amazing voice, and she played the guitar too… very very good. Love her work. My singer songwriter close friend. Sensitive singing.

I had decided that since the other two would enter stage twice, then so would I. So I´d decided to sing a song. And chosen “Gratuitude” by my vocal sound healing teacher Githa Ben-David. A lullaby she wrote to her children, and that I sing to my children. I chose it as a celebration of the mothering instinct, the feminine principle, of receiving and nourishing. Which all women have as a part of our biology or DNA, whether we have given birth to children or not.

Here is the video of me singing “Gratitude”:

After our 6 stunts on stage, we drank a few beers. Maybe 20 people came to take part in this event. That´s great. It´s about quality not quantity for me. And 20 people on a Thursday night in that location, for this type of event, is actually quite many for our little island.

Next year we have booked the community building! It´s a Friday, 8/3 next year. We will make a party, for both kids and adults alike, ending up in a dance party. YEEESSS.

My singing was not perfect. But this world needs rolemodels that dare to stand up and say, I will share this, I will be imperfect, and that´s okay, coz human beings are not perfect and should not strive to become so either.

The audience were moved by the song, they said. I can see that it was a brave thing to do. I didn´t know whether my voice would be calm or would shake, until the moment I started singing into the mike…! 🙂

I´m glad I did it, and I look forward to doing more stage stuff.
I enjoy it.

Ps The heading photo of me, is shot by Anne Jensen Zeuthen. Thanx for that, Anne! Much appreciated! 🙂 And it´s Julie Frey who filmed me with my phone.
Thanx, Julie!
Ds

Toodle-pip! Seize ya later, gators!

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A Media using Medium Me

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I actually love to feel so tired that I fall fast asleep at 9.30 pm. Only thing is, i tend to then wake up at midnight feeling it´s morning. Not that it´s a problem. I enjoy being awake in the vast quietness of the night. Reading or writing. Or watching something on my laptop.

I joined Gaia.com two days ago. Been wanting to for a while, but it´s not free, so I´ve been hesitating. But two days ago I just felt dedicated, so I joined, and wow. Access to a big selection of films. Spiritual films, or. Stuff about the brain, ufos, healthy eating, fractals and yantras, just tons of the kind of stuff I love to watch and learn.

www.gaia.com

We´ve stopped the cable tv package this year. Costs a fortune. And we hardly ever watch tv, really. Time to stream instead. The kids channels are on apps. Dr. Phil must be findable online, as is Long Island Medium. And a bit of soccer for daddy-o.

New times. Dvds; our house is filled with good dvds, but we hardly ever watch them now, as we have Viaplayl. Which is a bit saddening, coz I´ve invested a fortune in high quality kids movies especially. They used to watch their favourite films again and again, and it was ok with me as it was really good cultural texts I didn´t mind them learning by heart. Astrid Lindgren, f.ex. And Miyazaki´s films. Norwegian classics from my own childhood. Mary Poppins. E.T. The Neverending Story. Barbapapa. And so forth.

Been years now, since I watched a good tv series. My favourite ever, is “6 feet under”. Michael Ball, was that his name? HBO. I should check out what´s new in that area. I used to really enjoy a good series. Especially watching together with a good friend who would drop by with a bottle or an ounce, and a bag of crisps…

These days my main use of media, is by far Facebook. A bit of Instagram, a bit of Snapchat. But Facebook. Is a place where I do spend time. I studied media science in uni. And anthropology, and organizational psychology, and comparative politics. The arena of Facebook for narratives and meaning making… to me it is extremely interesting. To see groups form. Over shared interest. Such as criticism towards a political trend. Conversations being created between people who don´t know eachother, maybe they have a friend in common, and meet in a thread openly sharing experiences of mourning, or of parenting… I always wanted to make poster campaigns. Facebook gave me an eternal poster wall.

Music. One of the corner stones of my life, really. I used to buy new albums all the time, spend Saturday afternoons in record stores, listening to big wads of records before deciding on which ones to take home… Played a lot of cds and minidiscs at home. Discovered new music. Went out dancing a LOT. (Pre motherhood days).

Now… I play old cds from time to time. Minidiscs in my garden hut. But same old same old. My husband is a musician, and makes a lot of …noise, haha… no. He plays guitar and piano a lot. So that fills the ether. Plus living 5 people together. Makes the need for sound… vacant. I also use sound in my therapeutic work, when I “sing on people”.

I´d like to get myself a radio, though. Isn´t there still an interesting station out there? I worked at a radio station for 2 years. These days I´m quite impatient with young people who sound like they just want to hear their own voice. I guess maybe I was just as annoying to someone listening, when I was a radio host… !

Podcasts. Want to check that out too. Have listened to a handful good ones.

But I enjoy video more, maybe. Or just listening to talks. Ted talks. Youtube. Abraham Hicks. Guided meditations. Self hypnosis.

I would like to switch focus. From taking in impressions, to making more expressions. Dance more. Write. Sing.

I dream of creating a playlist of great songs. To dance to, and to feel good listening to. Once I have 3 hours of great vintage reggae, world music, pop and rock anthems etc. Then I want to make a 3 hour long visual piece to go with it. And then I want to take these pieces to a dancefloor nearby and invite all my friends to come party with me!

I also want to make more songs myself, and make an album.

And another book or two. Send to a publisher, I think. As the book I self published in 11… I tend to give it away to people. Which is nice of me. (!) But. I need to start making some money now. Somehow.

I´m in the middle of a film on Gaia right now, called “Choice Point”. Inspiring. Says there are times in one´s life where one stands between what Robert Frost called “two roads diverged in the woods.” In between. Neither nor – status. Open. Options.

I feel I´m in such a place right now. I just finished a very succesful election campaign. My party´s head candidate is now the mayor (!). I am… floating mid air somewhere, waiting to see where my feet land. We´re gonna build this party. I´m gonna be having some functions and responsibilities. And influence over some issues that matter to me. At the same time, I´m building my clinic, receiving sound clients. And I would like to write books and make dance parties.

🙂

I went to a ciromantic in 2005. A good one. Palm reader. He told me “why don´t you just write? You have the skills. Let that be your priority. That, and mothering.” He also said: “One of your main goals this lifetime, is to develope trust. In Spirit. To rest assured, knowing that you are taken care of. It´s as if they are saying, just do your thing, from within, and we´ll support you, get you headhunted, or fix you some money when needed…”

So. I live by that. Actually. Trust in Spirit. As when he said that, it rang bells inside of me. Recognition of truth. So many times has my life just taken a 90 degree turn in strange directions. Guided by my heart. From finish line to start. Full circle non stop. Growing round and round and up.

Reminds me of one of my favourite songs. From 1967. What a year for music that was! Wish I had been born then. Or maybe I was there, then overdosed or flew off a rooftop on acid or something. To be incarnated again in 1972. Who knows? Not I. (This could be an opening scene in one of the episodes of 6 feet under, haha…)

Magical wonder. Beyond the yonder. Help me rise, help me land softly and blissfully on my flat, lucky footsoles. Show me the doors, the path to choose, the loopholes.

Amen.

And so it is.

I guess the headline for this post will be something “media use”… I had a one man company once. Called “Kaltwasser Media Freelance”. Wanted to use it for my jobs in the film making industry in Bergen. But then I realized I would not have the right to dole money in between projects. So I deleted the company. These days I´m thinking to make a company again. If I am to go serious about the vocal sound therapy. Media freelance can also cover mediumship tasks.

I consider myself a medium. A channel. For light & love, Higher Self.

I dream of further education in this field as well. My old teacher of mediumship, English Val Williams, the spiritist priest based in the UK. There is this old Harry Potter-ish castle, where she and others do all kinds of mediumistic courses. Trance mediumship, f.ex. Or Inspired Speech. I really want to go spend a week or two there.

Yeah. Money Honey. And plenty of Time. Thank you PlentyVerse for multiplying greatness in my life.

Wei Wu Wei (taoism; action of non action)

The attitude of gratitude
Is the way to go
Don´t worry be happy
Make your passion glow
Focus on the Good and True
Practice sitting silent
Listen to the inner will
So soft and smooth, unviolent.

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The Alternative´s first ever mayor in Denmark, is here!

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So. On Friday the 15.of December, the city council of Fanø was finally constitutionalized. As the last municipality in Denmark.
It was a… long process, from the night of the election 21. of November.

Negotiations became rather dramatic. Tv stations had a field day, citing angry citizens from our local Facebook group “Fanø Forum”…! Our island was turned into some kind of Disney universe, where the 11 elected politicians were divided into 2 opposing groups, one evil and the other good, the deceiving villains against the innocent victims. Comfortably black and white, for the purpose of good melodrama, i.e. maximum output on mediastory sales.

As I was myself a candidate on the list of the party The Alternative, I knew many details from the negotiations. But as the information is confidential, I could not tell the truth from my perspective. It was in fact incredibly hard for me. My blog here is called “Heart Matters”, and I have also previously self published a book (2011) with the same title. I am all about sharing openly, whatever feels important to me!

In the Facebook forum, I and one of the other Alternativet candidates, Julie, decided we had to be visible and participate in the defining phases of the narrative. Say as little as possible, and keep on the right side of the confidentiality line, of course. But show the local citizens that we were standing tall, self respect intact, not hiding in shame due to some “back stabbing run for selfish mammon, in the dark of the night”, as our elected candidate was portrayed on tv. Because she accepted the offer of becoming mayor, from the electoral minority group. Leaving the agreement she alas too hastily had signed with the majority group that had been founded primarily. (6-5).

Day 5 after Saturday 9. of December, where national media suddenly announced that The Alternative was to take the seat as the new mayor on Fanø, (and actually the first “mayor’s chair” in all of Denmark, in the history of the  only recently established party!)…. On day 5, Wednesday, the rage finally started to simmer down in Fanø Forum, after 3 citizens separately shared their views of how they personally understood the negotiation events, looking at it from an angle I could agree with.

To me this was a great relief. I actually lost weight during those 5 days, as I lost all appetite. When I was in public places, people would stare at me all angry and upset, as if I personally had done them wrong! Very uncomfortable, as I could not openly explain to them the reasons why we had made the choices we had made.

I wrote a letter to Tv Syd (South), which I also published as a comment in the forum. Telling them that their stereotyping and shallow coverage of the election process on Fanø, was doing damage to our community. That there were essential questions to be asked before they could claim to understand what had happened. And that their choices of dramaturgical tools; choice of descriptive words, visual imagery and abrupt editing, had a conflict escalating effect. And that in their position of power, they are not allowed to be unconscious about the effects of their choices of combining narrative elements.

The tv station replied a couple of hours later. Thanked me for the input, and said they would include it in their internal discussions on ethics.
The following day, the station interviewed the leader of The Alternative in Copenhagen, Uffe Elbæk, who con gratulated Fanø´s elected representative, and said that his perception was that she was showing integrity in the constitutional negotiations.

Then came the final deadline for negotiations to be finished, and the new city council to be constitutionalized. I filmed the meeting, and uploaded it, unedited. And posted it into Facebook´s “Fanø Forum” and “Fanø Online Opslagstavle”.  As our local station Tv Fanø was not able to broadcast live from the meeting.
Here it is:

In the days following the meeting, information started being freed. Not by me. But I could see in the Forum that someone “from the table” must be informing a couple of openhearted citizens, who took it upon themselves to inform the island of details in the constitution´s proces of negotiations.

I think it is beautiful they gave this work to the island. So many emotions have been thrown about, hurt feelings, disbelief, angry, unfair words uttered, about perceived deception and manipulation.

To see how, with information of what had really happened, and why things evolved the way they did… with information, insight, the discussions died down, basically. Very quickly. There were no more questions left unanswered. Anyone who really wanted to know who had been responsible for what, could now just read the whole story, delivered in portions throughout the comments section  in one single thread.

I also realized that the civillians (including myself prior to being inside the process), were lacking insight into “the political game rules”, i.e. what was to be expected from the 11 elected, and what did it mean when one group had majority, how much of the power had to, by law, still be given to the “big minority group”… and so forth. The fact that no signed deal is legally binding in the negotiation proces, until the final constitution is voted upon. Little details like that, which could have saved our community from a lot of stress, had we all known more about what to expect and how to analytically weigh the events that had unfolded.

Well.
The drama has been extremely intense, (for my taste), and the tale to be told is highly fascinating. But it is not mine to tell. If you are interested (and can read Danish), you can read the whole case in Facebook´s Fanø Forum. (It´s a public group, visible to all. The post to read, including comments, is titled “Lille Spejl…”). My position as a candidate for The Alternative, now suddenly a part of the island´s new mayor´s support team… My position is to make choices that make my party colleague´s job easier. And her job is to try and bring the 11 elected ones together, in co operation for our community´s future. Not to divide, but to bridge.  Make connections.

The drama is over. Water under the bridge.
And tomorrow is new year.
Speeches will be held, visions will be shared.
Truth proves quite unstoppable, and liars should be scared.

Happy New Year.

Or as we put it in my party:
Yes please to more transparancy!
Yes to a friendly rapid change / revolution!
Away with pollution, confusion and illusion.
Yes to humble empathy and generosity.
Yes please to bravery and humourous integrity.
So help us God and every-man.
Coz Yes indeed, together we can!

Pardon me for celebrating in all generous humbleness.
The thrill has been accelarating increasingly just recently.
We came, we saw, we won, God Bless!
The road ahead is bendy, steep and long, but none the less;
The gate´s been unlocked. With partners, we´re strong.
And here´s a little song  for us to sing as we walk along:

Never give up
Always take down
the barrier that stops you
from swirling freely ´round
Never fully stop
Always do move on
Flowing with the growing
´till the tough going´s just all gone!

Hoo! Hah-hah-HAH!

Aaaand, Billy Ocean will obviously  take it away from here… :

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