Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Year

I fear
New Year

I hope

(I know it doesn´t rhyme)

will give
us reason to believe

a new way
like a play

to do things together not alone
so the world will swim and not sink like a stone

The future depends if we can make it
without bureaucrats

(no rhyme there as well, I know!)

Look at the word, it looks like something from Disney - the bureaucrats

The film should have a very simple story line:
The bureaucrats will leave their offices
Throw away the papers with numbers and figures and controlling methods.

Then they will start live a life together with the real people

And they will apologize for all the effort that humanity gave to all this papers, excell documents, controls and academic waste of time and they will all start playing some wildly complicated jazz and we will all let them because playing wild complicated jazz does not harm people like papers, excell documents and controls.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Our premier minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen is tired. Understandable. Let us face it. In UN he is an amateur. And the only pro around, Connie Hedegaard, wasn´t allowed to have a success. If you ask why that, I think the major reason is Danish Folkparty (a right wing party that is part of the government) - no goood! This country needs another support party!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I am looking forward to christmas

I am looking forward to Christmas – there are things that I really enjoy: Spending time with my family, see the excitement in the eyes of the children, sing in the church and the smell in the kitchen Christmas eve. But these joyful moments are not what I am thinking about when I say that I am looking forward to Christmas.

What I am really looking forward to is with the word of Grundtvig to reach beyond christianity, to find traces of a lifestyle connected to nature.

At the brake of dawn on the 25. of december I will go out in the open countryside where I live, find the darkest spot and hopefully my eye will glance at a wonderful phenomena.

I will look towards southeast and find Sirius, the brightest star in the heaven. Sirius is placed on the heaven exactly on the spot, where the sun is soon to rise. I will find Orions Belt, three stars on line, placed on top of the bright shining star – I don´t lye to you, it is as there is a line drawn from the Belt to Sirius and the line points directly to the spot where the sun will rise moments later.

And then I will think about the connection between this phenomena and the story from the bible with the three wise men = the Belt of Orion, and the birth of a King = Sirius/Sun.

Is it a coincidence? Or it is so that this phenomena points back in history before christianity? Does it tell us about what Robert M. Pirsig in his wonderful book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values” talks about when he says that mythos came before logos?

When I see the sun rise, my feet are cold and I rush back to my family. The coffee is warm, so is my beautiful wife and the rest of family is hardly awake. When they do, we will eat breakfast together and talk about the scientific fact that this day, the 25. of december is just a tiny bit longer than the 21. of december. And naturally the conversation will leap to spring and it will make us all very happy.

I sure look forward to Christmas.

Listen to the story here:

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