I live in a beautiful town in Norway. I’m proud. And I will keep telling the world about Halden, especially during the winter. Just a few hours ago, I was standing next to the harbor. Looking at the fortress, and looking at the water covered with ice. I decided to look for colors; blue, red, and yellow. I found them and I ended up taking a picture.
Now, I’m cold. I’m standing outside in the darkness. I’m about to walk home from the office. I’ve been working all day, and all evening, and it’s about time to get back home. But, right now, I’m thinking about the darkness, and how much I enjoy it. Norway is different. It sure is. The summer is all about the light, and the sun stays up forever. During the winter, the darkness is surrounding me at 3 pm, and it’s completely dark while walking to work at 7.30 am.
I decided long ago that I want to embrace what life has to offer, and make the best of every situation. This means that, even when I’m standing here, outside in the darkness, I’m smiling and finding comfort in the cold.
It seems that during the darkness, I remember things differently. What happens is that I turn everything I see, everything I hear, and everything I smell into stories. I still remember the summer, when I found a fake deer and a troll, they are just now coming alive. They’re standing right in front of me. They’re smiling at me. They keep watching me as I walk.
I haven’t decided what to do with them just yet. But, eventually I’ll turn them into another story about marketing. I’m looking at them and I’m thinking that marketing isn’t that hard. Just:
I keep writing about things I remember. I keep writing about things I have experienced, or things I want to experience. I keep twisting and turning, until I discover something that’s part of who I am. That’s how, like today, I discovered what to write about when I had nothing to write about.