25 October 2006

En god dag / A nice day

I dag er en dejlig dag!

Først og fremmest skinner solen, det har den ikke gjort den sidste uges tid. Jeg tog et billede til hukommelsen, for fra nu af bliver det koldt, blæsende, vådt og overskyet. Og siden det er oktober, bliver der jo stadig færre lyse timer. Men i dag skinnede solen!
Picture1:Desuden gik det i dag (så'n rigtigt ;) op for mig, at hvis der er noget jeg ikke bryder mig om, kan jeg enten ændre det (eller gøre en indsats for forandring, hvis vi taler om verdensfred og den slags ;) , eller også er jeg forpligtet til at holde op med at brokke mig og acceptere det. Det gjorde mig faktisk i ret godt humør.

Og så læste jeg en historie i MetroXpress: En kioskejer der nægtede at lade sig berøve, og jog røveren på flugt, som nu er fængslet. Bonusfonden hørte om det og belønnede ham med 25.000 kr. Viser sig at manden er matematikprofessor fra Irak og måtte flygte fordi han nægtede at udlevere facitlisterne til eksamen til Saddams søns kæreste. Personligt mod, idealisme og integritet. Respekt!!! Må det gå ham godt.

Og sidste men ikke mindst var der en pakke fra min Secret Pal 9. En meget interessant bog om at spinde med håndten.
Picture2:Jeg troede først, at den ikke ville være brugbar for mig, da den er om spinding på en håndten med tenvægten i toppen, og de få personer jeg kender, der spinder, bruger en, hvor tenvægten sidder i bunden.
Men jeg tjekkede det på internettet bl.a. her:
http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/spindles.html
Det viser sig, at begge typer var i brug i Skandinaven i vikingetiden, og der optræder gradvist flere tene med vægten i bunden jo senere tidsperiode. Så jeg kan lære fra denne fine bog, og stadig være autentisk. Mange tak for gaven Secret Pal9.

In English:
What a lovely day!

The sun is shining, it hasn't for the last few days. I took this picture (picture1) to remember what blue sky looks like, because from now on (tomorrow according to the meterologists) it is going to be cold, windy, wet, and with a thick blanket of clouds. And since it is oktober, we're going to have ever fewer light hours. But today the sun shone!

Today I realised that if there is something I don't like, I can either change it (for attempt to make a difference, if talking about world peace and such things...), og I should stop mouning and accept it. That realisation actually made me in a quite good mood.

I read a little story in the newspaper: A convenience store owner refused to be robbed by a guy with a knife. The robber is now in prison. A foundation heard about it and awarded him 25000 kr. Turns out that the man is a prfessor in mathematics from Iraq, that had to flee because he refused to hand over the correct answers to the exam to Saddam's son's girlfriend. Personal courage, idealism and integrity. Respect to the man!!! May he do well.

An finally there was a package from my Secret Pal 9. Yiiih!!!It was this vey interesting book on spinning with a hand spindle (picture2).
At first I thought it wouldn't be able to use it, since it was about top whorl spindles and the few people that I know that handspin, my colleague at work and the ladies at the weaving house at Lejre Experimental Centre, use a bottom whorl spindle.
However, I looked it up on the internet and as it turns out, in Scandinavia in the viking age both were used, with gradually more bottom whorls being used in later periods. Relief! Conclusion: I can learn about top whorl spinning from this beautiful book, and still be authentic! ;) I will be really cool to be able to do both!
Thank you very much Secret Pal, I appriciate it very much.

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