Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Land of Elves

Ten days ago (oh, how time flies)several cousins and our spouses gathered at the school where our parents went a lifetime ago. We had a gathering 16 years ago, and later on have only met occasionally. The last years we have mostly met in funerals. It was actually in a funeral a month ago it was decided we needed to meet and have a good time together. Great success.

Gunnar and I decided to stay at a seasort hotel for one more night. As so often we went out to catch the magic of the sundown by the sea.
Arne Garborg, my mother's favorite poet , has described the sundown like no one else.

"From sea a land of elves arise,
with peaks and moors" the first stanza goes.
That is why the scenery in which my mother grew up is called Land of Elves.

Magical Mystery Teacher is hosting Ruby Tuesday 2 together with Gemma Wiseman

8 comments:

Annie said...

Oh! Hello, hello, Elise. So happy to see you visiting. Love your picture. Love the land of elves description for your country. Happy times, you had.

Hugs,
Annie

Amrita said...

Since childhood I have been fascinated by tales of the nordic countries and you have brought them closer tome, . So happy you could have a nice family get together.

I love the photo

Sonja said...

My mother used to talk about the elves too, they were such a part of her childhood imagination. :)

I pray for you and your mom whenever i think of you. One day at a time is all we can do, and I pray for strength and courage and all of your daily needs. You are such an inspiration to me Felisol. The way you express your heart sure touches mine.

Hugs to your mother.

Terry said...

oh such a sweet voice from the far side of the sea...love you felisol...love terry

Jada's Gigi said...

So glad you got together with your cousins for a happy occasion! we must purpose things in our lives...especially the older we grow....living with intent. what a beautiful place the land of elves must be....

Debbie Petras said...

How fun to get together and it not be another funeral! I have several elves my parents brought back from Norway. I always place one out every Christmas. Thinking of you Felisol!

Love,
Debbie

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful Beach Pic & I love the verse! Glad y'all a fun time !I love the magic thought of elves!

Roan said...

Amazing sunset!