We must cultivate joy the same way we would a garden: with dedication, with intention and above all, with a willingness to let it grow with abandon.
Perfectly and beautifully said…
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
by Friedrich Nietzsche
Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.
by Wendell Berry, from “A Place on Earth”
Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, small villages off the beaten track and whale safaris. You can explore by foot, go rafting, visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.
Viking Museum /At Borg, archaeologists have discovered the largest house ever found from this era.
In Literature /Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “A Descent into the Maelström” tells the story of a man who survived his ship being drawn into and swallowed by Moskstraumen. Johan Bojer’s novel “The Last of the Vikings” (1922) tells the story of the Lofoten cod fishermen.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
by C.G. Jung
Maybe from as early as when you’re five or six, there’s been a whisper going at the back of your head, saying: “One day, maybe not so long from now, you’ll get to know how it feels.” So you’re waiting, even if you don’t quite know it, waiting for the moment when you realise that you really are different to them; that there are people out there, like Madame, who don’t hate you or wish you any harm, but who nevertheless shudder at the very thought of you – of how you were brought into this world and why – and who dread the idea of your hand brushing against theirs. The first time you glimpse yourself through the eyes of a person like that, it’s a cold moment. It’s like walking past a mirror you’ve walked past every day of your life, and suddenly it shows you something else, something troubling and strange.
by Kazuo Ishiguro