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Bare feet

Bare feet

June 15, 2020
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Bare feet.
Whenever I can, I kick off my shoes, and if possible, my socks as well.

Today, wearing my Luna sandals to the office, I did just that. Kicked ’em off. Walked around with bare feet.

Bare feet.
Connecting me to my surroundings.

Bare feet.
Unencumbered, free to Be.

Bare feet.
The quick(est?) and easy(-iest?) way to
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Agree?


#tankespjärn, for those who wish to discover. More. Other. New.

 

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I see how others…

March 2, 2020
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I see how others write, and I go Oh, I’d like to be able to write like that.
But then I realize, I write the way I write. And I’ve found a flow in my language that I enjoy and like. So… it’s more a matter of enjoying the writing of others, and possibly be inspired by it.

Doodle from a session on Innovation and ontological design by Karl McFaul and Michael Sillion, at Studio in Malmö, 2018.

I see how others draw, and I go Oh, I’d like to be able to draw like that.
But then I realize, I draw the way I draw. And I’ve found a flow in my doodling (more than anything) that I enjoy and like. So… it’s more a matter of enjoying the drawings of others, and possibly be inspired by it.

I see how others take photographs, and I go Oh, I’d like to be able to take photographs like that.
But then I realize, I take photographs the way I take photographs. And I’ve found a flow in my photography that I enjoy and like. So… it’s more a matter of enjoying the photography of others, and possibly be inspired by it.

I see how others make music, and I go Oh, I’d like to be able to make music like that.
But then I realize, I don’t necessarily make music if by making music I mean to compose. But I make music, in the way that I sing, play the guitar, and dance (isn’t that a way of making music as well?). And I’ve found a flow in how I sing and play and dance that I enjoy and like. So… it’s more a matter of enjoying the music-making of others, and possibly be inspired by it.

I see how others respond to being tagged, or how generously they comment on the posts of others when stumbling upon them, and I go Oh. Why haven’t I thought of that? That’s something I could easily do, myself.
And then I realize, that’s the beauty of a community such as The Creative’s Workshop. I can be inspired by all these wonderful creators, in any way, shape or form that I like, without ever having to belittle myself or beat myself up for not having thought of something first. I can simply bear witness and try things on, see if it’s a fit, see how I can comment more generously, connect more graciously, create more humbly.

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Advent Calendar 16 – To “bumblebee”

December 16, 2018
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A bumblebee is called humla in Swedish. I made a verb out of that many years ago, “att humla” i.e. “to bumblebee”. It sounds a bit weird in English, but I kinda like it.

“To bumblebee” means to go from one person to another, picking up little nuggets of wisdom, and sharing bits of that which I had previously picked up, moving on, and sharing more, just like a bumblebee flying from one flower to another gathering and giving pollen along the way. Connecting people, spreading a wider understanding and knowledge of who we are and what we know.

I toyed with the idea of putting bumblebee on my business card, as my title. I never did though, and now it’s too late as I never use business cards anymore. But I haven’t given up on bumblebeeing. I do it quite often. Sharing. Receiving. Getting and giving new perspectives and thoughts. It’s a big part of my growth, my expansion. As a person. Learning from my own experiences and insights, as well as from others, helping me grow and expand as a human being.


Advent Calendar 2018 – number 16 of 24 – on the theme of being gentle.

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