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.
Tasnem said one year education + books, pens for one child costs around 300 Egyptian pounds, it is less then 30 EUR.
She knows already one singel mother with 3 children, who can’t pay that for her children, and there are some more familes who would need help. I told I will try to get help for 10 children.
If you would like to help one child to feel good and be part of school family, write to me and I tell you about next steps.
Greetings from Autobahn, we are on the way to Austria and stucked in traffic jam.
Back from Cologne, back from my forest walk, back in writing.
I am writing to different women to ask how it is possible to do something for children in Egypt, Dahab. I believe it is important for children to feel that somebody cares about them. When they feel hope, then things can go much better for all the world. We are a big network. Look how much we have here in Europe and how much is missing at some places in the other side of the globe. Let´t try to balance it.
Tasnem, a friend of mine in Dahab will check out the “special case children” in the local school, who´s parents are not able to pay basic payments for the education, they make a list and tell the amounts and we all have possibility to support them. I have no idea how big amounts those are and I have not much money right now, but I believe it will work out when we put our powers together.
Children in Dahab like to go to school. Not all can go to school. I remember it was this February when I passed by a 7-years-old girl in Dahab, she asked me “What is your name?”, I said my name and I asked her name. This was all she could tell in English, but she tried it out immediately what she learned and this little contact made me happy. Her eyes were shining, too.
I have hope.