tisdag 11 augusti 2009

Miniature Amazements

I've always been amazed and stunned by real craftsmanship and skill. And then when it is combined with miniature models and computers, well what more could you ask for!? This place is now definitely on my list of travel destinations.

(Note what he says around the 1 minute mark: "etarnally snow covered Sweden", well as long you don't think we have polar bears in our backyards, I guess it's ok ;?)

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The beginning..

My first post in this blog and my (and your) first steps into this area of chaos.
I feel a little bit philosophical today, so I guess we'll start with something philosophical (and speaking of steps..). Here's an old and often told poem that I think can be food for thought for most people, no matter where you are at in your life or what relation you have to the "God concept".

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

Mary Stevenson, 1936
(You can find more versions at The WOW Zone, but this is my favorite)

I wish you a good day/night/morning (whenever you reading this...)