Wednesday, April 30

one of the greatest loves of all





Of all the places I have lived, there's no place I have loved like I love Tromsø. My competent photographer friend Anne Mangen has kindly allowed me to share these shots from this weekend on my blog: Thank you! - I long since realized that my heart belonged to Tromsø - and it hurts to see these pictures, because it's been so long since I was last there... I cried my brave tears the first years in May when spring had hit southern Norway and the snow kept falling. I continued crying when I thought winter was gone, and I woke up June 15th and it snowed so heavily I could not identify the mountains 1 km away... Then I learned to appreciate the springliness of the light nights. When I lived abroad all I missed about Norway was the calm winter dark. The chilly September air that rushes down from the sugar white Tromsdalstind walking to the university. I love the midnight sun - I love the dark months - I love the snow - I love the green, green summers - I love the people - I love the town - imagine a town with an airport and a university and everything a metropole needs; in the middle of nowhere - in the middle of wild nature - I love it all. Take me back to Tromsø.

3 comments:

anne said...

Ja, jeg skjønner veldig godt hva du mener, og lider av samme kjærlighetssorg selv...; vi får satse på framtidige forskningsopphold ved det "nye" og fusjonerte Univ i Nord-Norge!

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femiknitter said...

yes! yes! yes! - jeg er med! :D det er en forunderlig smertefull fantastisk opplevelse ha et avstandskjærlighetsforhold på denne måten - det er jo en ubetalelig gave i seg selv å få oppleve de iherdig kraftfulle følelsene som settes i sving (nå forsterket av dine vakre, vakre bilder som atter er sett på over frokosten)... jeg verdsetter hvert sekund - *sukk* my heart belongs to tromsø...