“The earth laughs in flowers.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a surreal paradise not too far from the Helsinki city center. It is a world where alpine roses meet mighty pine trees. It is a collision of realms of sweet flowers and trees that are used to four seasons and the harshness of conditions.
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moi, haudi, morjens, tseenare!
You might be wondering what the nonsense above might be, but no worries! The words in question are both common and less common greetings in Helsinki slang, an almost forgotten lingua nordica very much in use in the 1950’s. But now I am procrastinating. The topic for today is not Helsinki slang – although highly tempting as such – but something else completely.
It has been very busy lately, the days have flown by way too fast. So I thought of postponing the upcoming book review until next week, so instead here comes a revelation on the image in my WordPress Gravatar. I also wish to pay a tribute to the first official day of summer. It might be less than 10 Celsius degrees outside, but nonetheless it says “summer” in my calendar, so I am going with that. Any more questions?
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Share a two-sentence story on what is happening in or around the photo!
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“Not all those who wander are lost.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Getting Away With Nothing
This is a story on a brief moment in my life when I found absolute coolness and got away with something. Read on!
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