Home is where the heart is

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The moon is hanging in the sky, looking down at my hometown. Jølster, a beautiful spot on the Norwegian map, sits under the blanket of stars, almost touching the sky with its mountain tops.

It’s eastern, and that means finally spending time with my family. We’ve eaten dinner and played board games, laughing and talking. I’ve made some songs while playing on the piano and taken a walk, watching the glittering snow relaxing on the ground. The only thing that’s been irritating me is how changed the landscape has become. Scarred by excavators eating away the green fields, have made Jølster unrecognizable. Hopefully this will lead to better roads eventually, but right now my home place has turned into a troll.

My psychologist heart tries to convince me that I shouldn’t focus on this. Instead it reminds me how lucky I am. I get to be with my loved ones and create new memories. That’s all that matters.

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13 thoughts on “Home is where the heart is

    buildingtheloveshack said:
    March 30, 2018 at 21:05

    Your pictures are beautufil

      mirrorgirl responded:
      March 30, 2018 at 21:06

      Thank you! You should come visit 🙂

        buildingtheloveshack said:
        March 30, 2018 at 21:07

        I plan to

        mirrorgirl responded:
        March 30, 2018 at 21:08

        That’s wonderful ! Let me know and I can show you many of the sights here 🙂

    awax1217 said:
    March 31, 2018 at 11:01

    Gorgeous, it is breath taking. Family is the crux of life, without it, it is barren and lonely. Drama is a fact of life, it is needed to keep the spirits soaring. To much and you hit the sun, just enough and you feel good when it is over. My best regards, p.s. Alice and I celebrated our 48 th anniversary yesterday. If we have different DNA strands why do we finish each other sentences? Is it mimicry? P.S, wrote two more books, they are on Amazon, let me know if you give them a read. All the best to you. Barry

    philipbrockman said:
    April 6, 2018 at 07:24

    In the end, family is all that matters.
    I have always been surrounded by Psychologists as friends. They help me stay grounded, to keep me from going too deep into the pool of life, which some never return from. Beautiful homeland you have.

      mirrorgirl responded:
      April 6, 2018 at 08:29

      Thank you for the comment and the reflection on what your own friends does for you. I’m so glad that you realize being with others helps, because it is easy to retreat when we don’t feel good. Norway is a wonderful country, that I also want to explore further. I still haven’t been to the north where you can see the northern lights. Where are you from?

        philipbrockman said:
        April 6, 2018 at 09:22

        My ancestry is from northern Germany, coming to America in 1820. I was born in Los Angeles CA in 1951. I am living in Utah now. Because I have lived in 40 states and a half dozens countries in South East Asia, I am from every place you haven’t been yet. And you are where I have never been.
        Soon the northern lights will come to you.

        mirrorgirl responded:
        April 6, 2018 at 09:25

        I get a feeling that you must have had quite a life and story to tell. I am so glad that you wrote, it made me think that there are so many stories out there, and you never can tell before you ask. I hope you’re happy in Utah. I know next to nothing about the state! Have a wonderful day, and I hope I’ll hear more from you 🙂

        philipbrockman said:
        April 6, 2018 at 22:22

        I’m sure we will find topics and pleasures to speak of. As I am over 24,000 days old, I have tens of thousands of stories to tell.
        Enjoy and be safe.

    Rageshree said:
    April 10, 2018 at 03:31

    Lovely place!! ❤️

      mirrorgirl responded:
      April 10, 2018 at 05:38

      Thank you! Where are you from? Hugs 🙂

    Rageshree said:
    April 10, 2018 at 06:59

    I’m from India❤️ Hugs 🙂

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