Life is pretty pretty good

From now and eleven days on I’m of work to celebrate Christmas and new year. I started of with a great meal with my vife at a local Italian restaurant. Back home I sent a Christmas gift to our children -I gave five warm blankets to children that really needs them – here. December has been a giving month as for me. I started my58thbirthdaychallange inspiring friends and family to donate money to water project in developing nations. Only ten days left so its not to late for you to donate from your abundance dear reader.
When I come to think of it I’m sure its the result of my new direction and changing lifestyle. To clear my home from clutter is rewarding. I also avoid the shopping hysteria that puts focus on me, my self, to giving solace and distract me from the world problems. Problems WE must solve together. I think my changing lifestyle changes my focus and give space to think what’s really important.  Time spent on donating and charing is better spent than shopping stuff. I’m feeling better and satisfied.  Merry Christmas
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The river

I these times before christmas songs can help – River – a song by Joni Mitchell – it’s about loss, escape, flying, hurting – a sad song with a glimps of hope

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It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

But it don’t snow here
It stays pretty green
I’m going to make a lot of money
Then I’m going to quit this crazy scene
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby cry

He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I’m so hard to handle
I’m selfish and I’m sad
Now I’ve gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

Oh, I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby say goodbye

It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

The chapel

I leave the village early. Its still dark. A bird hovers above me as to say goodmorning mr. My steps Imageare slow. I walk alone just accompanied with the bird and the flowers. The flowers are beautiful. Not so bright colors this time of day. My feet are OK. Blisters? Yes, but not many. My feet have become accustomed to the habit of walking all day long for weeks now. I enter the open landscape. The view is wide and far. A village in the distance is two hours away. I walk. I watch my feet moving over the soil – step by step. On my way to Santiago. I feel my body. My hamstring is tense and hurts a little on every step. The sun rises bringing light and warmth. Later it will be a hot day. On entering the village I watch for the nearest caf. One cafe con leche and a bocadillo con keso. When finished I walk the narrow streets uphill. Passing an open window from where I hear music. Mozart. Someone is cleaning to the music of maestro Mozart. I keep on walking. Passing the village chapel. The service has just begun. People are inside. The door is open… I keep on walking. Over a hill onto the flatland. I hear the sound of a choire coming from the chapel. The sound of gregorian voices gliding and flowing from the chapel over the hill up onto the flatland. Along the path is a wooden bench. I sit down to rest. Peace. Thank you

Three months gone…

So. Here I am. Three months later. I have been bloging since 8th september and I feel blog cloudpretty content with my achievement.

I am writing. I am still at the beginning of my process for a minimalistic lifestyle. Slowly I am beginning to learn what it means – to me. I am getting rid of stuff. I am giving myself time. I am reading books, blogs, articles, activities that are essential for me to learn and catch inspiration.

I have added a wordcloud with the words I have used so far. Interresting to see what I use the most. Time, things, life, new, day, way. Let it go one year – and I’ll see if there’s change or if it’s consolidated. Through practice and with the inspiration from my readers – and other blogs – I’m slowly finding my writing voice.