Sunday, March 25, 2012

real, yet unseen

I am the light in your sky.

I am the cause of your smile.

I am the ocean you swim.

I am the bridges you pass.

I am the breeze through your hair.

I am the touch on your cheek.

I am the kiss on your lips.

I am the warmth in your heart.

I am the love that you feel.

Yet, I’m unseen.

Monday, March 19, 2012

inspiring women II

"What is hidden from you I will proclaim to you."

- Mary Magdalene, The Gospel of Mary

Mary Magdalene in the Grotto, Jules Joseph Lefebvre 1876, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Mary of Magdala is one of the very first Christian leaders. She is renowned as the ‘beloved disciple’ who lived closest to Jesus, as well as ‘the apostle to the apostles’ thanks to her deeper understanding of Jesus’s teachings. Despite this very quote, only a few fragmentary manuscripts of the ‘Gospel of Mary’ have survived into modern time. The mystery of Mary Magdalene will keep on fascinating us.

Co-blogging with Sanne Aronsson.

Friday, March 16, 2012

stadens liv och flöde

Ombyggnationer krockar för tillfället med den naturliga gentrifieringsprocess som senaste tiden blomstrat i kvarteren runt Skanstorget och Övre Husargatan i Göteborg. Jag tror dock på en ljus framtid för stadsdelen. Mer om detta i dagens GP där jag intervjuas i reportaget 'Baklsag för kvarter på uppgång' på sida 4-5, del 1.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

inspiring women I

“You may forget but let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us”

― Sappho, The Art of Loving Women

Roman bust of Sappho

Sappho, Σαπφώ, was an Ancient Greek poet, born on the island of Lesbos sometime between 630 and 612 BC. She was one of the first published female writers. Sappho was by later Greeks proclaimed one of the ‘nice lyric poets’. Much of her poetry has unfortunately been lost, but her strong reputation remains through the beauty of surviving fragments.

new blog series: inspiring women

Reflecting on March 8 and the International Women’s Day, I might not be able to speak for the global debate on the topic, but I may very well speak about the Swedish media coverage on that day. It focused on sad stories, figures and facts about oppression of women in Swedish homes. Living in the country that supposedly is world-leading in gender equality, I find it immensely important to talk about what’s still lacking in terms of equal opportunity (it terms of eg. career development and salary levels) as well as equal safety (in terms of eg. women finding a way out of abusive relationships).

I would however have hoped for a day like the International Women’s Day to better lift and light the beauty of women. The other side of vulnerability is strength. Hence, my marvellous friend SanneAronsson and I sat down to list inspiring women throughout world history. This is our way of honouring the giants on which shoulders we’re standing upon. We’ll let them speak for themselves. And for all of us. One by one. A new blog series.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

festival of colours

Like love is the sum of all feelings, white is the sum of all colours. Let them blend toghether!

The Festival of Colours is currently being celebrated in India. Happy Holi, dear friends!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012