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Ah, that’s the great puzzle!


What a difference a day can make, to coin a phrase. Today was one of those rare days in a life when the place, events and people you are with all line up to give you a big High Five from Heaven. It has been a long time coming, indeed. Yet, today life showed me that there is purpose, meaning and substance for my existence, not just in my fantasy world, but in concrete reality.

“Have I gone mad?
I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

It happened this way: the nice, small Steiner/Waldorf school which has given my husband his new right livelihood and the reason we moved  to this big island of Denmark, has now welcomed me also, to be there with a funny and sweet group of people, help teach a couple of the higher classes English, and begin to find my way into their ‘hyggelig’ community. Needless to say, I am delighted. For the first time since moving away from my own country and my mother tongue, I have been welcomed as I am, and my language skills are considered an asset instead of a problem. Today I had the pleasure of friendly conversation, in English, with some delightful Danish teenagers, while helping them to cook a healthy meal for their class and teachers. Nobody minded the fact that I wasn’t speaking Danish, and the conversations flowed between the two languages without any complaints from anyone, least of all me. Joy!

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Afterwards, I arrived back home and sat down to catch up on the blog posts I have missed over the past couple of days. Two and a half hours later, I still wasn’t done, but had to stop, get up, move my body again. So much writing, thinking, information, enlightening news, thought-provoking stories you have been sending out to the blogosphere! With all that everybody is sending out these days, it makes me feel like becoming quiet and simply taking it all in for a while. Therefore, tonight’s post is short on words, and long on gratitude to you, dear Readers, for all you are doing for one another and for the larger world with your dedication to your blogs and followers. Thanks, as always, for taking the time to read my words. And if you feel so inclined, here is a partial list of some of what I have been reading here today, such interesting things!
“the world is so full of a number of things, I am sure we should all be as happy as kings!” Robert Louis Stevenson

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Author: SingingBones

When we sing over the bones, we are calling the wild nature, the instinctive soul back, singing it alive again. To live with our wildness intact, is the greatest gift a woman can give herself. "It is the holy poetry and singing we are after." C.P. Estes

11 thoughts on “Ah, that’s the great puzzle!

  1. It’s nice to hear about anyone going back to school. It’s a bit better news to hear that someone returns to school to make a difference as a teacher.

    Okay. So, what was cooked up for the mass of students and teachers?


    • Your comment and question makes me smile…. we cooked curried leeks and carrots, sauteed cauliflower with a bit of onion, and a big pot of brown rice, along with a fresh cucumber and tomato salad. There were twelve students, and one by one, four teachers came along to share what was left. Every teacher who came out said, in Danish, of course, ‘ooh that smells good!’ It was quite entertaining, actually. Food, the great equalizer and gatherer of folk worldwide.
      I’ll be back with another installment soon… this weekend I am concentrating on how to approach teaching English to a rather diverse group of kids who are at various levels of knowing our funny language… suggestions are very welcome!


  2. I am thrilled for you ,dearest Leigh……………….


  3. Thank YOU for dropping around and reading Dreamwalker’s…. sometimes its good to be in the quiet Zone for a time… Love that you are doing that which you love to do.. And sometimes we do not need any other language that a smile to convey how happy we are… Its obvious you are delighted..
    Be well…


    • thanks for reading and for your nice comment today. I agree that the Quiet Zone is a necessary place for us to rest when we need to. Enjoy the pleasures of life in your part of the world this weekend… SB


  4. Hello Singingbones,
    Oh! so beautiful to hear about this connection experience
    that can help us all of us to remember, we belong to one another.


  5. This is wonderful, Leigh 🙂


  6. Mama! This is so wonderful! I am so excited this worked out!


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