01 March, 2007

Spring is around the corner...

I have this picture on my desk by the computer,
where I light a candle in the morning.


This is the time of the year when I can get pretty sentimental,
and think about "home" a lot.
But it's also happy thinking,
I am truly blessed with good memories!

I am thinking of snow, skiing and Easter...
- about sitting down on top of the mountain.
I am thinking of sitting on my wool mittens,
trying to stay out of the wind,
closing my eyes and turning my face to the sun.
Feeling the warmth....
I think of eating an orange and drinking my hot chocolate.

Looking at the incredible, beautiful, white blanket of snow,
that stretch out as far as my eye can see.
Away from everything, its overwhelmingly quiet.
Quiet, still, peaceful,
strengthening, re-powering, reloading...

Memories...

Both my parent birthdays where in the late winter/early spring,
they where both great skiers.
With lots of patients,
they dragged us children around in the mountains
from before we could walk.
Me in and old box, nailed to a pair of old skis.
No modern equipment in 1953...

In April the snow is melting...
It all collects in smaller streams,
and the river water by my childhood home is raising.

Later comes summer and swimming in the river,
but that's a different story...

I think of my parents,
and how they took care of us all,
how lucky we where....
...how I miss them...


9 comments:

torill said...

måtte jo bare innom og titte hos deg, Og du hadde mye fint, her blomstrer klosterklokker og krokus på det deilige varme vestlandet. Ikke my snø.
mvh torill

CoffeeLady said...

You're getting me all teary-eyed and home-sick here! I'd totally forgotten (or repressed memories?) about pinse/påske holidays in Norway! Those were the days.... I think I'll make some hot chocolate and go down memory lane myself.

Kayleen said...

What a beautiful memory and how envious I am that you grew up in such a beautiful place. Thank you so much for expressing your memories so eloquently. I almost felt like I could feel, see, etc. everything you described.

Kayleen

vonnie said...

Your memories about Norway are very touching and very beautiful. My grandmother was born in Norway and came to US just for a "lark" when she was young. I never got to know her, but I have always had a deep interest, facination with Norway.
Tak for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us "strangers"..

knitnzu said...

Nice tribute to your parents! I am always thankful mine are still here (I think I'm younger you by a bit...). They never took us skiing, but I still love them!

hege said...

Nothing like spring in Norway! Thanks for sharing your nice memories, it made me think, too :)

Marita BK said...

Minner for mange de ordene der! takk skal du ha.

Masse fint i bloggen din. Har vært her og tittet rundt igjen. Tipper du imponerer også mange amerikanere med dine "garnkunster" :o) Flotte ting.

Rositta said...

Tears spring to my eyes, I must read that again when life gets tough here with Mom, by the way, your welcome to our snow anytime you want it... we had March 1st like a lion and it ain't over yet....ciao from the great white north, he he...:)

Renna said...

What a beautiful and moving tribute to your childhood, your homeland, and your special parents!