Saturday, July 23, 2011

A peaceful charm .

The morning news headlines a shock . A madmans work . All those Scandinavian capital cities - Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen - have such a peaceful charm in the summer . Can innocence return ?

Nothing like a patient saunter around the village green with a blind old sheepdog to restore balance and give unspoken thanks for the inestimable value of a life free from fear . For our Norwegian friends and god children this morning a Polish phrase which I hope is true : - ' When you get to your wits end , you will find, God lives there ' .


  1. What a lovely phrase and how apt for this situation.

  2. We feel for their families.

    Wilfster, you make us happy to look at your sweet photos.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Norwegian people this morning. Was it the work of a terrorist from outside or a native son filled with hate like the one who perpetrated the attack on the Federal Building in Oklahoma City USA in 1995. Too horrible either way.

  4. oh angus. this sorry world.
    and then a visit to you and wilf.
    uplifting as always.
    tammy j

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Norway.

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

  6. Angus, traveling yesterday I didn't hear the news until this morning. I am shocked and saddened by this terrible event! And like you and the others, I'm keeping all those affected by this horrible and senseless act in my prayers that they are able to have comfort.

    ~Kim at Golden Pines~

  7. I do believe innocence can return. But I don't think it'll be anytime soon. So sad!

  8. I was so sad to hear the news yesterday. Our hearts go out to those affected by the insanity of the attack. I hope that many of them have found that the tragedy brought out the best in many people the way we have learned that lesson about terrorists here.

  9. I know the feeling of a quiet stroll with a beloved dog bringing my world back into balance. I'm glad that Wilf could do that for you.

  10. I have few words...just weary and sad at the news. God bless you, the Font and Wilf. May tomorrow be a better day.

    Buzzy, the Pip & Camille

  11. We have to respectfully disagree with Sprinkles: innocence lost does not return. All we can do is help each other up and carry on. Mama's family is from Oklahoma; the wound scars over, but the scar is always there. Shocking to us that the maximum sentence in Norway for any crime is 21 years; to the American mind, not enough.

    Glad to see Wilf is still ambling along, bringing comfort to those he loves.

    Jed & Abby