Tuesday, May 22, 2007

NORWAY ON MY MIND

Runic letters. Learning a new language. Does it seem like your writing is stale? How about looking at it from another perspective?
Change your letters.
Change your point of view.

9:30 PM and WARM finally.
Your Norway correspondent coming to you from the Northlandia Otta hotel. Deep in the mountains. I dined on MOOSE!
It was succulent and I did not feel bad at all. I am quite insensitive that way.
Stave Kirk.
The church found in Norway -- made of wood and covered with tar which has made them last hundreds of years.

And then there are the trolls...

What does this have to do with writing?
Well...
You look at familiar things in different ways whether they are letters, words, or things.
A thing can endure. Last through the ages and be seen with new eyes.
And there are always the trolls that try to bring you down.
Trolls are all over even in Norway.
They are small minded.
There is only one thing to do.
Pinch their tiny heads and step on them.

13 comments:

Dawn said...

That church looks inspirational. I can see a story lurking in it's shadows.

The Anti-Wife said...

You ate Bullwinkle? Wow!

Of course we love trolls in Seattle. We allow them to live under our bridges.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/WASEAtroll.html

Lisa R said...

Moose huh? I don't want to be troll like so I'm keeping an open mind! I love that building so I've saved the picture as my wallpaper. I agree about seeing things with a fresh eye, we could all stand to do that a little more.

M. G. Tarquini said...

Trolls? Did something happen?

I'd eat a moose. Well, not the whole thing, of course.

Holly Kennedy said...

You ate moose? Ewwwww! Did you know what you were eating BEFORE you ate it? Come to Alberta and I'll get you some Buffalo meat. I HEAR it's great, but can't stomach the thought of eating any. You're a brave girl...

ORION said...

The real storys are hidden in the graveyards. Dates showing someone was only a few years old or died during a war or significant year... poignant phrases...
a young son's grave and the inscription left by his mother "See you in the morning..."

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat!
How nice to read about your trip and see the pictures. I really hope (and I do believe) you enjoy it. I talked to my father this morning and I understand you are no heading for Stryn were cousin Reidar lives. You have something to look forward to!!! That place is wonderful!
Hilsen Bente

Bernita said...

Lovely post, Pat.
Moose is sooo good.

Adrienne said...

I played a troll in a production of Peer Gynt. Probably the most fun I've had on stage!

Go trolls!

Heidi the Hick said...

I love the runes- my 10 year old son's been signing his name in runes for a couple of years now. We're not even remotely Norwegian...just odd...

Graveyards are amazing. They are full of stories. For every death there was a life, no matter how long or short.

Kimber An said...

Oh, I love that picture of the church! I love exploring other cultures. It sounds as if you're having a fabulous time. Moose is yummy. I like it much better than caribou (reindeer,) though the latter makes better sausage.

Maprilynne said...

Hehe, trolls are he antagonists in my new book. Unfortunately, they d not have tiny heads and you can't step on them. You have to be a little more. . . viscious.;)

John Elder Robison said...

I like the trolls the best