A Boat is placed on Land

My grandfather was a fisherman. He owned several boats. One of them had the name “Liljen” which means the Lilly, a beautiful boat, all his children loved it. Boats often get a special position in fishing families and my mother and her siblings were proud of this boat....

A House by the Sea

When I grew up I always dreamt about a house by the sea. If I ever should buy myself a house, it should be with the wide ocean right in front of it. Behind the house there would be mountains. The best place, I thought, would be Lofoten. Not so far from where I grew...
Driving through Iceland with Asgeir

Driving through Iceland with Asgeir

When I arrived in Iceland for the first time, I was surprised. The light, all the sounds from birds, and the flowers – it was all well known. It was like coming home to northern Norway. But there was also more, something new, something unknown. Most spectacular was of...
Polarheltinner og polar litteratur

Polarheltinner og polar litteratur

Jeg leste Kappløpet av Kåre Holt, det må ha vært på videregående. Ble sugd inn i fortellingen, stormleste om Amundsen, om Hjalmar Johansen, overvintringen, Scott, liv og død i den store hvite verdenen Antarktis. Jeg var lamslått og svett. Boka gir fortsatt gjenklang....

Et stille lys om morgenen

Morgenstillhet. Alle i huset sover. Jeg har bråvåknet av noe, en drøm kanskje. Min kjære puster rolig ved siden av. Jeg kjenner den tvingende bevegelsen i kroppen – opp – opp. Det er bare å følge den, til badet, til kjøkkenet, kikke ut av vinduet. Lyset lurer...
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