Tag Archive: Scandinavia

Be Happy

“If we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other  season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look?” ~’Abdu’l-Báhá Happiness is to want what you already… Continue reading

The Secret Beach

Tucked away in a secluded cove is a little patch of sandy strip I call my Secret Beach. I come here to sit a while. This is where I release all agitation and pry away the… Continue reading

Helsinki – a place I call Home

“Where thou art, that is home.” ~ Emily Dickinson Helsinki is quaint. Helsinki is full of character. It is quirky. It is beautiful. It is where I journeyed across oceans to be wedded 14 years ago. It… Continue reading

You know it’s summer in Finland

When Finns disappear for a season of rustic contentment deep in the Land of a Hundred Thousand Lakes. And it looks like this at 11 o’clock in the evening. When these little fellows show up. And barnacle geese land in… Continue reading

A Delicate Beauty

“Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.” ~ John Steinbeck Finland has… Continue reading

Today is a Gift

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “Thank you”, that would suffice ~Meister Eckhart (1260 – 1328) To be given this day to see, to love, to learn, to grow.… Continue reading

A Light from the Shadows

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes… Continue reading

The Simple Life

Spring comes quietly and tentatively to Finland. Not given to much fuss and ado, and perhaps just a tad like the good, silent folk of Finland, Spring is shy and hesitantly unfolds itself in these parts in… Continue reading

Works of Art

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven April has been a season of transition… Continue reading