Then came the last days of May
I recently got yet another cancellation email, giving me the devastating news that my flights back home to Sweden were yet, again, cancelled. I received it with such sadness, having looked forward to seeing my family and friends so very much. Being able to go back home doesn’t just fill me with an immense amount of happiness, it also gives me so much inspiration. So it got me thinking that the past years have been years of learning how to make do with less. No matter how much we love our homes, the fact that we have been so confined to a single space has been enormously challenging. Without the stimulation of new spaces, new smells and the lack of inspiration from the people in our lives, it has felt challenging knowing where to get or draw inspiration from.
So at a time when there are few views and familiar faces, the spaces in close proximity to and objects in our lives can bring a comfort unlike ever before. For me, it is reconnecting with nature and drawing inspiration from the outside. So after the bad news of cancelled flights, Patrick forced me out on a lunch in the woods. We found a beautiful spot just by a stream, drank lemonade, talked, read and picked wildflowers, in what I think is actually summer heat.
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