Friday, August 21, 2009

En route onboard SAS

I'm writing this on my iPhone as we're about an hour from Stockholm.
It's a clear evening as Scandinavia passes below us.

I always get a little emotional flying to Sweden (I originally wrote
'back' to Sweden). Maybe it's the two cans of Pripps consumed
inflight, but I do feel tremendously lucky to have found this
beautiful place with so many good friends. And to have designed and
built a little house here seems like scarcely believable good fortune
right now.

I also feel compelled to report (the effect of the Pripps again) that
as i compose this post, I'm listening to one of my favourite
recordings, a reconstruction of 'Smile' by the Beach Boys, the story
of which is just like its music: by turns beautiful, mysterious, and heartbreaking.

I'll probably regret posting this, but what the heck.


Anonymous said...

Getting sentimental in your "Old" age? It's OK, now that I've caught up, I do it, too!!


Anonymous said...

Oh you two sappy old geezers!

Don said...

E- I suspect that was my wife with that comment! She's getting cranky in her old age...

Anonymous said...

What, me cranky??

Anonymous said...

I love you two!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's that little bit of Swedish blood in you that triggers your sentimental feeling about returning "home".