One year ago.
It has been a rather nice day so far, it started out foggy and cold but later the sun started to shine through the clouds and it still tries to do so. A wind is blowing and most flies blows away with it and I don’t mind. Big flocks of geese and cranes have started to gather in the area again, they won’t move south yet though, they’re here to eat for quite som time until they do.
I’ve been away this morning, we have something called Open Gardens when people who want to show their gardens for anyone interested is welcome. I went to the garden I was earlier this year and the garden we usually have our plant swapping days. You’ve seen photographs from that place before and I’ll go there in a couple of weeks again so I won’t show any photographs from it today. But it is a beautiful garden well worth seeing.
After that I went to the super market to buy more fish for Sune. The paste works rather good and his stomach has calmed down considerable but every now and again it seems to give up a little. But I will continue with the paste for as long as it is needed, I’ll also start mixing in some of the dog food he will normally have. he is playing all day long so I doubt he feels especially sick anyway 🙂
Today one year ago a Norwegian man put his plans in action and killed 77 people. He started with planting a bomb in a car beside the Norwegian governments headquarters, when it blew and most policemen were occupied with that he continued to a small island where the Social democratic party had an annual summer camp for youths. He had killed 68 people and injured more than hundred people until the police force finally arrived.
The man is a right-wing extremist seeing himself as a Knight Templar fighting against multi culture. He was convinced that when he had started this the rest of the Norwegian people would follow and he would become King of the country. But he failed in more ways than one, no one followed him and the Norwegian society is now more open than ever. He also had a special hate towards the then leader of the Social democratic party in Sweden, she supports homosexual rights and a multi cultural society 🙂
No one could ever expect something like this happening in Norway! Perhaps in the rest of the Nordic countries but never Norway. I remember how everything sort of stopped even here in Sweden and it tore a wound in our souls as well. Swedish television opened up one channel so we could follow what was happening directly on Norwegian television for an entire week. I think most of us watched that. Two days ago a man went in to a cinema in Aurora, Denver, and killed twelve people dressed like The Joker. It will never end, will it?
They will have a big gala in honor of the dead and wounded in Norway tonight, one of the artist is from Sweden. Her name is Laleh and she had written a song the Norwegian people took to their hearts as a symbol for what had happened this day one year ago. The song is one of the most popular here in Sweden too but for other reasons and it’s the one You can see here below.