A new beginning

to wake up in the morning
to open up your eyes
by sunshine play with curtains
the room is full of light

you sense a smile just spreading,
feel warm and peaceful too
the dark is long gone from your life,
you're free, the day is new

you stretch and feel you are alive
for - oh yes, one more day
it's what you have, so hold it tight
and live by what you say

it's not for all to have it, you know,
so make it yours, my love

a new beginning,
a brand new start
a day, for you,
and the ones in your heart

Everyday is a new beginning
take a deep breath
and start again 

- This was inspired by waking up by the fjord in Ulvik, where the family of my granddad on my mum's side origins from. My favourite clicks from our road trip last week:

Blue fjord, red farms, white mountain tops, green fields......


A ray of sunshine

A ray of sunshine, I saw that day
beyond the storm, beyond the pain

beyond the rain and dark clouds too
I saw it clear, and so do you

I felt it deep, I saw it bright
clear as day, black as night

a ray of sunshine to get you through
when you think you will not, oh, you will do

the fog will move away, I say
and just like me, you will some day

- feel the warmth of sunshine too
oh, my friend, me and you

we suffered, but we will survive
keep on climbing, stay alive

and if I manage, so will you
trust me - you can do it too

a ray of sunshine, is what it takes
trust it, follow, push no brakes

that is life, for me and you
a ray of sunshine
- for us too


Make life a ride

Make life a ride, I saw on a wall

I smile and think: yup, that makes me feel strong!

to take life in my hands, make my dreams come true
and if I try to do it, my God - so can you!

because life is a ride and what lies there ahead
an avenuic grande highway or thousand tiny paths instead

how to know where to go on intersections and signs
what to choose, you might ask, straight ahead? well, you might

still get lost for a while, but trust me that's ok,
' because still it's your choice - do it your way!

you are in charge and you make it come true
yes, some bumps, and some turns, still: the boss is you

but just know: 
some things you control, and some things you cannot
still: never loose faith that you really will not

loose power - of how your own ride will be
pssst: if all of them can, then - so can we!

keep your hands on the wheel for as long as you can
glance aside, check the view, count the stars, oh my man

- for a slow ride, or a rally, what you want it to be
cruise along, don't look back - look ahead - don't you see

you wake up every morning with your engines run free
just be bold and be loud, be what you want to be

- I can glide on still water - only me and the sea
and my loved one perhaps, paddling next to me

I can run up a mountain, just as steep as can be
and a warm hand holding mine,
smiling: sweetheart, you and me 

a bubbling laughter when in the forest deep
hand in hand with a joy to keep
we come over a sign written by a happy man:
"tested and approved by a 80 kg heavy Senior Citizen":

all in all my dear friend, make your own life Your ride
it is yours, so please own it, either slowly or wild
live it embrace it 
it is yours 
you decide