Seasons change yet something remains the same

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Happy 17th May! Celebrating Norway’s National Day in London

Again I find myself abroad on 17th May, Norway’s Constitution Day. Not to worry though. Despite not having a flag to wave with today, I lunched at Scandinavian Kitchen, where I also picked up a Freia Melkesjokolade for later (A little piece of Norway…). Bliss.

*Waves imaginary flag*

One of my favourite poems: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s How Do I Love Thee?

 

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

 

Thoughts on life

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on here; been dealing with personal things but am now looking ahead to the unknown future, finding back to the person I once was. And I thought the Holstee Manifesto sums it all up pretty well.