Ready to spread my wonderful images and thoughts on the Internet. Or am I?
I’ve been inactive for so long that even uploading a photo seems like a huge task. And writing something is simply too hard.
I shot this photo of these two huskies last month. They are getting ready to race Bergebyløpet (article in Norwegian with my photos). Well, the one who is barking is ready, the one who looks surprised is like me, I guess: Not sure what’s going on or what to feel about it.
My colleague says he wants to print this photo and hang it on a wall. That makes me happy, it gives me hope that not everything I capture and create is crap, even though it often feels that way. That exact feeling makes blogging again difficult too. What do I share with an audience when all I have is cr… -less than great?
Is this winter blues? I look out my window and white is all I see…
My sweet, sweet blog. I cry when I realize how much I’ve neglected you lately. Eeeh.. So!
There were some days without Internet, and other days I’ve been too tired. Fainting into my bed sheets is what I do best here in Haiti, although I wake up many times during a night. It because of the mosquito net tent. That stupid thing I was advised to buy prior to coming here. I even paid a small fortune for it, since it’s impregnated (chemically treated). There are however no more mosquitos here than in Norway during summer, and despite of the stupid net I have several red spots. Never trust your doctor!
I’ve been in Haiti for two weeks now, and I’m quite surprised to discover that I love it. I’m asked for money and my phone number several times a day, but that happens quite often in Oslo too. The people are poor (except for those really rich ones, I’ve visited a palace home or two), but they still have smiles to offer. And when dark and light eyes meet and genuine smiles are exchanged, it feels quite wonderful.
There are a lot of staring to, and the children have this little chant ‘blan, blan, blan’ (foreigner) that they sing when Caroline & I pass by. I can’t really complain about that though. I do my own share of staring, and I take pictures on top of that. Some Haitians don’t want their picture taken, and I respect that, while others love modelling. They line up and wait for turn, and demand to see the photo after. I’ll look into if I can find a printing studio here, to send some pictures to the schools I’ve been visiting. The photos presented in this post were shot while visiting a school built byLWFin a remote mountain area.
In other words; I’m very much alive and enjoying the adventure!
So forget me not 😉
Mwen soti nan Nòvèj – I’m from Norway
Mwen kontan rankontre ou – I’m pleased to meet you
My lovely BFF has been featured before – here and here. She created a blog recently, and while she writes in Norwegian her photos rarely need words. And I’m not only saying it because I love her and often happen to be her model 😛