Thursday, August 15, 2013
When Alexis, Mr Tiger and I went to the forest, just around the corner from our country house yesterday morning, it was just like I was hit with the reality of all emotional feelings of gratefulness. I have so much to be happy for and this little boy of ours is such an endless source of joy. Being with him as much as I am, every day and most hours - it's the greatest way to realise joy and to find laughter in the smallest of things. He teaches me so much about life, what there's to learn and what's important for a human to feel balanced and happy.
Being surrounded by this magical forest that the swedish nature offers, well, it's just quite something. The fresh rawness is flawless in its imperfection and you just drop everything there and then to smell it, feel it with all senses and listen to the sounds of the creatures living in it.
We went searching and eating the best tasting blueberries there is, directly from the earth, eaten at the moment you pick them just natural in size and taste.
No wonder there's so many stories created with the inspirations from this environment. Walking around here is like re-living beautiful and captivating fairytales and when the sunlight shines through the high tree tops, you can't do anything else than smile and say thank you to mother nature that still, in this modern society, can blend us with this stunning reality of the world and make us appreciate the greatness in the simplest of things, free for anyone to adore and find energy from.
This is the forest I grew up in as a little girl, just like my sister. We came to the country house every weekend and stayed here all summer long. We had so many adventures being played here and seeing my own child jump around and explore the same path as I have is so unbelievable. And soon I'll have two boys and my man with me when we walk these fascinating and mythical places.