Today I got together exactly 10 persons who want to give their helping hand for poor families in Dahab! I keep going, I know that there are more children who need this help, families in Egypt are big.
I think about people who are leading big projects to help thousands of children, and I am sitting here and so happy about these 10 I can help. Or, I could say I give possibility for others to help. I feel so small but so happy.
It is strong wind and rain outside and complete darkness. Day was sunny and bright and I managed to enjoy it so much as it was possible. I took all from it. Was jogging, swimming, drying myself up in the sunshine, shouting out my happiness into the wind, hands stretched out to the sky. Cleaned up small huts for the people who are coming tonight and some who already came. Sat on the top of the matresses in the tractor´s trailer while John Arild drove tractor to the school house. Picked apples. Ate food on the balcony, with the view over the lake and felt so special feeling about it – someone cooked and I could eat it, such a luxury! I had everything I need.
Now I put my stuff together, have to make my “office” empty because people are coming to stay here during the course.
Iris is coming tomorrow, Christian, Michael and many other lovely persons as well.
I had a rich day today. I slept out, then watched how branches were dancing in the wind behind my window, then I went jogging and on the way I passed by the lake, so I went to swim. Howww good it was! I was so thankful that I had to sing. Bright September light, warm wind, fresh water.
Later we cleaned up the old school house with Susanne, took care of cows. I cleaned up one small hut where many ants were living in the summer, now it is clean.
Now I wrote many e-mails and facebook messages to invite people to take part of beneficence to support children in Dahab. 300 Egyptian pounds are 15 EUR, so this is the cost for one child to go to school and get all she/her needs during one school year. We are now 4 persons who want to take part. School starts in 5 days and I don´t know if I can get 10 persons together. I try to not to get stressed. Right now my shoulders are a bit tense and I should go to sleep. I do that.
I am so happy today! Happy to be here, happy that I have possibility to enjoy the life.
I would like to give to you some of my happiness.
Met this guy today, he came into Barbara´s kitchen and we had a talk. He said he has written 300 pages about his life, he was writing at home and then felt he has to go out and enjoy nice summer weather. I told him if he doesn´t get somebody to publish his autobiography, then he could publish it in Memorianum.
When I sat here in my office, rooster was passing by and had an suspicious eye on me.
Today ends my challenge to write from 17th of August to 17th of September! Was not always easy, but it was a nice challenge. I like to publish things even if my texts are not perfect, not always deep and full of wisdom or poetry. OK, I didn´t like it, but I learned to like it. I had to come out from “what to write today” and “I have nothing to say” thoughts. I often started my writing “I don´t know what to write”, but then something came up and I deleted this “I don´t know what to write” part.
Today when we had flight stop in Riga, I texted to some persons to find out to where in Sweden I should go, and it worked well. Susanne said she is in Arvika just at this time when the train I tought to take is arriving and she can pick me up. I thought it must be a good sign and I bought the ticket. Lilla Årbotten is waiting for me.
I will celebrate today. I am now in the train to Karlstad, so I think I will go to board restaurant and get something for myself.
So the time passes… I don´t understand why I should go away from here, but we leave this place tomorrow. Me and Christian are going to Sweden, Christian to one course, Matthias back home.
I don´t know yet to where in Sweden I go tomorrow, I don´t know where I will sleep next 3 nights. Shall I go to Järna or to Arvika? Stockholm? Is somebody waiting for me? What is calling me? I try to listen…
Next day in this house-island is soon ending. Candles are here and there in the room, giving some warm light, laptop and smart phones shining as well.
Outside is warm quiet night, I know that because we just came from the lake. Laptops were charging in the boat garage and we went to pick them up. Sensual night with warm air and calm water, tired moon is slowly going down, getting fatter and more red with every minute.
There will be night swim and then sweet sleep. I feel fulfilled.
I have to write short, laptop´s battery is running empty and we didn´t have enough solar power today to charge it. Morning was quite light but in afternoon it started to rain.
I had courage today to take the boat and drive to the harbour alone. I am very proud. All went good, parking took time and I did it very slow, but it worked out. When I came back here I felt I am stronger than before.
Last night at 3 we arrived to the lake in Austria. It is a special place here on the water, houses are on the feet next to each other, in the middle of the lake, lake grass in between houses.
Night sky was full of stars, when we drove boat I was looking all the time up to the sky until my neck was numb.
We loaded stuff off from the boat and then jumped into lake. It was So Good. Water is warm here and same time fresh. Earlier times I was a person who didn´t like to swim, but now I enjoy it very much. Specially here, water is all around and it is easy to jump in.
Today, late in the morning, after deep good sleep, I joined Christian to the harbour, he wanted to go to shopping and I wanted to go to jogging.
I ran from the harbour to the town called Rust, not so far away. First I didn´t know to where I run, but then I remembered a nice church garden and I went there. Made a brake under the trees, told one prayer and then ran back to the harbour. Maybe I have courage to take boat tomorrow and do the same. I never took this boat alone, I am not so good in parking.
Now we maybe watch a movie.