And another week has passed since I devoted any time to the blog…
It has been an intense week with a long weekend back to Norway where the main purpose of the trip was to visit my mother’s grave. She would have been 80 years old last week and it was the first birthday since she passed away last summer.
It was an emotional visit, I have to admit.
But more emotions followed when I went to Oslo to see dear friends. The court case of the century is on going after the horrible events last summer. We walked downtown to see the Court House and the bombed out government quarters. It hit me a lot harder than I expected to actually SEE the devastation.
We saw the flowers that people are placing around the Court House.
And outside the church.
And on the fence in front of the government quarters.
Serious, serious times.
A time where we all need a lot of reflection.
But the visit was not just nostalgic and serious.
I got to see many friends and relatives, and to celebrate my niece’ birthday. While in Oslo my friend and I went for a walk around the lake Sognsvann and then for a walk in Frognerparken. Both favourite spots of mine and great places for having good conversations with a friend.
So, in short, that is life
– sorrow and happiness go hand in hand, some times.