I love baking bread. Working with the dough, sensing the beautiful smell from the oven filling the house, patiently waiting, and then the reward. Home-baked bread, still warm inside, with blackcurrant jam. Mmmm.
We are having this winter’s first snowfall here, it startet snowing yesterday around 2 p.m. and has not stopped yet. That means that the birds appreciate a little help finding food, and we can enjoy them visiting us. Here is a picture taken today, showing one of my favorites, I think it is called a jay in English. Its Norwegian name is “Nøtteskrike”.
After reading “Search inside yourself” by Chade-Meng Tan, I joined the campaign “40 days (and 40 nights) of sharing joy“. This campaign has a daily challenge, and Sunday’s challenge was to write a joyful poem. I had never before in my life written a poem in English, but I thought I should give it a try, just for the fun of it. Here is the result:
My Mother Earth is suffering
from humans’ greed and fear
News of war and evil deeds
are always in my ear
But soon this will be changed my friend
believe that this is true
I have begun to meditate
to save the world for you.
Finally… a warm day! Woke up to sunshine and the sound of happy birds singing on Sunday morning. Had to go out right away and take a long walk in the morning sun. Breakfast had to wait. Too bad the picture can’t give you the sound of the birds and the smell of the forest.