Monday, February 28, 2005 

On a cold day

As i sit here writting it is -18C outside. This extreme cold could be seen as a negative thing by most southern europeans but it is something you need to experience to fully understand the silences in Finnish culture. The feeling of coping with this cold (a feeling of inner power) is an extremely spiritual experience. Two persons that go through it together need not say a word to convey what is on their minds: "Sisu" - A word that defines the main character of Finns. It defines the guts and courage needed to live under these extreme conditions and the liberation within them. In the same way the air feels pure in here there is something that purifies your soul... no words needed. Experimenting this here you can't help but belong and understand in silence with a smile in your face.

Bring on that purifying cold!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 

"Beautiful day"

As i sit here typing the sun is setting outside. The last traces of light are peeking in between the buildings and the blue moment is near.
"Clic-clac" goes the keyboard while the words appear in the screen... and yet my mind is away; far... far away!

"What you don’t have you don’t need it now
What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
What you don’t have you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
Was a beautiful day" - U2 "Beautiful day"