24 February 2016

The last two weeks

Seriously, time flies. I forget all about posting things here, and I applaud you guys that still check in every day. The last two weeks have been strange and good and both normal and out of the ordinary. My father's wife's mother died 16 days ago and I have been thinking a lot about that. About her and what she meant to me, what it meant that her story ended the way it did and how I feel about the people around me. I am not used to losing people, in fact I've been very lucky in that regard, so losing someone has meant a lot of thinking and feeling. But apart from that I'm enjoying life. The light, my work and doing something meaningful. It feels good.
One day a few weeks ago, I walked to work. It was one of those days in February where you feel convinced that spring is right around the corner, and I immersed myself in that illusion as I swallowed the sunlight.
Later that week, I went to a halloween party with my old party partner, AnCa. We must be getting old because despite numerous drinks we didn't really get drunk and we went home so early. We did have a kebab and took silly mirror selfies so some things never change, I guess. By the way, she was princess Leia and I was someone with flowers in her hair.
A Sunday, I met up with Jonas. We had coffee and took a walk around the lakes and talked about our feelings like we always do when we're together.
And then we went to Fune for the funeral. It was such a sad occasion but we managed to make it a really wonderful weekend. I loved seeing her house for the first time, and it felt as though she had just gone out to do groceries. Her spirit was there. Throughout the day, a hawk stood by the house on the field across the road. They never do that. So we were sure it was Helle watching over us, making sure everything was done right.
There was a wonderful little sofa in a hallway and Sølve sat there most of the afternoon.
The view was beautiful.
Back in Copenhagen, I watched 'The Danish Girl' where this street, Snaregade, made a quick appearance. The movie was very glossy, I think, but it was fun seeing Copenhagen on film. Except for when they had filmed Vejle in Norway. We don't have mountains in Denmark, mind you...
One day, the sunset was particularly beautiful from the office window.
On Friday, I had Tine over for breakfast before work. It was a great way to start off the day and we're doing it again this Friday.
On Sunday, I had morning coffee with Jonas before catching 'Brooklyn' in the cinema with Kristiane. I've seen 8 films in the cinema in 8 weeks this year...
This photo, I took today after having been out doing an interview. I absolutely love this facade, it looks like it belongs in another time.

8 comments:

TrineB said...

Jeg elsker den boghandel.. både for dens indre men særligt også for dens ydre...

TrineB said...

Jeg elsker den boghandel... både for dens indre, men særligt også for dens ydre..

karen sofie said...

Ja, også mig. Jeg har aldrig været derinde, men det skal jeg. Den er så fin!

Marie said...

Så smukke og fine billeder - som altid! Dog tager jeg mig selv gang på gang, når jeg klikker ind på dine indlæg, i at scrolle henover teksten uden at læse den, fordi du skriver på engelsk. For mig skaber det en stor distance, og sproget bliver pludselig ikke nær så vedkommende. Måske er det bare mig, der har det sådan, og du har sikkert også dine grunde til at skrive på engelsk (venner, der ikke taler dansk osv.), men har du overvejet også at skrive på dansk?
De bedste solskinshilsner
M

karen sofie said...

Hej Marie,
Tak for din kommentar, det fik mig til at tænke lidt :) Jeg skrev på dansk i begyndelsen, men skiftede til engelsk, da jeg flyttede hjem fra Berlin - netop så dem, jeg kendte dernedefra, kunne blive ved at følge med. Nu er det meget naturligt at skrive på engelsk, især fordi jeg kan se, at langt størstedelen af mine læsere er fra udlandet. Dansk ville nok være lidt mere intimt for mig også, tror jeg. Men det er dejligt, at du skriver, og det er rart at høre et andet synspunkt. Måske skifter jeg en dag, hvem ved :)
Alt godt herfra.

Kari Helene Egeland said...

Kære Karen Sofie! Såå fint at læse din blog! Du beskriver så fint hvordan den weekend i Dyndkrogvej var. Mange minder fra den weekend og ja det var en trist setting men alt i alt fik vi lavet det om til noget positivt. Håber vi ses snart igen☺ hilsen Helene

Kari Helene Egeland said...

Kære Karen Sofie! Såå fint at læse din blog! Du beskriver så fint hvordan den weekend i Dyndkrogvej var. Mange minder fra den weekend og ja det var en trist setting men alt i alt fik vi lavet det om til noget positivt. Håber vi ses snart igen☺ hilsen Helene

karen sofie said...

Hej Helene,
Tusind tak :) Det var en virkelig smuk weekend, selvom det var trist. Håber også snart at se jer igen, det kunne være så hyggeligt! Hils Jose :)