Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Colleen's Questions & Answers

1. What was the last movie you saw and what did you think of it?

Walt Disney's Fantasia. Serina gave me the new released DVD for Christmas and we enjoyed it as much as we used to love the old video. It's a classic masterpiece in every sense of the word.

2. If time and money were no issue, where in the world would you travel to?
The five golden I's; Israel, Iceland, India, Italy, Ireland . Roots of our civilization.

3. Would you ever consider living in a foreign country?

I might, but not as long as my mother is still alive.
Ireland or Italy have equal priorities, then Gunnar would have to agree, I'd never leave him.

4. Where do your ancestors come from?
All the great great great great grandparents on my mother's side come from the district of Jæren, Norway. My father's mother's ancestors are all from Eastern Norway, but the very best of my forfathers, granddad Erik Herman Ljung came from Sweden.
He was a one in a million man and still means the world to me.

5. What historical figure, (it can be recent history as well), would you meet if you could and why?

Jesus. Because He's the Alpha and Omega.

6. Which historical figures (again, can be recent) are you fascinated by?
People who have had significant influence over my development as a human being.
Handel, Bob Dylan, William Shakespeare, Bach, Louis Armstrong, Astri Lindgren,Gunnar's grandmother, King David, Michelangelo, Giovanni Guareschi, the minister in Sauda Church in the 60- ies, Rolf Idsøe and on and on....

Bob Dylan

Every Grain of Sand

In the time of my confession,
in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet
flood every newborn seed
There's a dyin' voice within me
reaching out somewhere,
Toiling in the danger and in
the morals of despair.

Don't have the inclination to
look back on any mistake,
Like Cain,
I now behold this chain of events
that I must break.
In the fury of the moment
I can see the Master's hand
In every leaf that trembles,
in every grain of sand.

Oh, the flowers of indulgence
and the weeds of yesteryear,
Like criminals,
they have choked the breath
of conscience and good cheer.
The sun beat down upon the steps
of time to light the way
To ease the pain of idleness
and the memory of decay.

I gaze into the doorway of
temptation's angry flame
And every time I pass that way
I always hear my name.
Then onward in my journey
I come to understand
That every hair is numbered
like every grain of sand.

I have gone from rags to riches
in the sorrow of the night
In the violence of a summer's dream,
in the chill of a wintry light,
In the bitter dance of loneliness
fading into space,
In the broken mirror of innocence
on each forgotten face.

I hear the ancient footsteps like
the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, there's someone there,
other times it's only me.
I am hanging in the balance
of the reality of man
Like every sparrow falling,
like every grain of sand.


Amrita said...

Dear Felisol, found this so interesting.

I am happy to see India on your list, please do visit.

Iam so impressed by th e photo from Rome

Annie Jeffries said...

Number Five! He's the BEST.

Crown of Beauty said...

Loved the pictures of baby Serina in the two previous posts,

oh yes, it is quite amazing how a four month old baby can really take a spoon in her own hands!

and now this one of you and her with Michaelangelo's sculpture is really so special...

Trish said...

Felisol...You and your sweet Serina look beautiful!
Wow! Love the words of Bob Dylan. I have never heard them before...will definitely be checking out more of his work.

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
of course India had to be on my list. I have become more and more fascinated by this vast country with greater diversity in culture, religion, scenery, traditions and social plurality than all of Europe combined.
It's ancient culture has been brought over to Europe with the great migrations 1200 years ago. Thus we owe a lot to India for the progress and development in our own countries.
The Norwegian author Torbjorn Faerovik has written very easy read and interesting about India. his blogsite is here

Dear Annie,
I ditto you.

Dear Lidj,
What the heart is full of, the mouth overflows with.
I guess I can incorporate Serina in most of the things I think and write about.

Dear Trish,
Bob Dylan has written great and original poetry since about 1962, and he's still producing wonderful stuff.
His three albums from the early eighties are so underestimated, but they are my favorites.
"Slow Train coming", "Saved" and "Shot of Love" are very special to me.
I recommend the lyrics from all the three albums.

From Felisol

Amrita said...

Dear Felisol, you speak so highly of India, thank you so much - our rich and ancient culture is something to be proud of. India has very good relations with Norway.

I read today that Discovery Cannel is staring a series of progammes on the World War. I want to watch all the old movies and film footage which they will be airing.

I visited the link you posted, this man cerainly is an Asia watcher.

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Saija said...

that was a fun read ... and i loved the pic of you 2 gals!

blessings on you! said...

Bob Dylan... why does it not surprise me that you love his songs? You are such an original, Felisol, and there are so many sides to you. I just LOVE that about you! And it all works into such a very special and beautiful friend. You have such a unique way of sharing on these blogging pages, and I am always sure that you will have both beautiful photos, and words that stretch my thinking! :)

I love the photo of you and Serina here. My hubby and I were just looking at some of my pictures From Norway last summer and so many of them were around the many statues that were displayed everywhere we went. I loved the blend of the very old and the modern.

Your #6 made me smile. See... that's what I mean, you have so many sides!! :) Love that!

Colleen said...

Dear Felisol, thank you so much for answering these! I loved reading your thoughts. First I must say how very beautiful you and Serina are! You are both stunning!

I love what you call "The Five I's". I think each of those places sounds absolutely fascinating myself...

Jæren is one of the most beautiful places. Since we have moved from there, I really miss it greatly. So windswept and beautiful.

What a fantastic list of influential people. There is a lot of diversity there.

Haved a wonderful day Felisol and God bless!

Nakamuras on Saipan said...

Dear Felisol, I wanted to thank you for your love and support. I take every word to heart. Big hugs from me....

steveroni said...

Bob Dtlan's a favorite, yesss. And I really like you list of people who have influenced or helped you to grow
even those listed as "on and on and on" You do good blog, woman!