Saturday 12 July 2014
A nice summer day, cruising through the northern ends of the Stockholm archipelago. What to say? I’m not sure I want to step ashore in this land. Can we please turn around and keep going on this journey instead? Since leaving Örebro three weeks ago we’ve been travelling 3500 kilometres, driving through eight different countries (Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) and also been to a ninth (Austria).
Thank you so much for these wonderful weeks, ever since I joined the group in Bratislava. Thank you Beata and Josef and Roman, Maria and her sons and the other teachers in Pribylina, the wonderful big group of Roma children and adults in Pribylina, to Ausra, her mother Regina, her grandmother and aunt in Ramygala. And it has been a joy to travel with the FMT group; Simon, Emelie, Robert, Sepp-Raymond (the spell check gives Seth-Reino as an alternative spelling though) and our fearless leader, lektor Anders, organiser, travel guide. I’m still pondering upon the words of wisdom from Anders a morning a few days ago and still wonder what it really means. ”Det gäller att se ljuset från den mörka sidan.” (It’s all about seeing the light from the dark side.) That question might be solved at a forthcoming journey.