hello. i made another quiz. it is spring, these days. we are looking to move forward. let me give you something you might need.
#iceland (at Southern Region (Iceland))
guys I made an ‘if you were a deity, what would you be the god of?’ quiz! it’s somewhere between the greek gods and astrology and hopefully it’s fun and a little weird :))
God of the temple: As a deity, you’re the god of stability, of healing, of sanctuary and safe harbour, of faithfulness and commitment, of mountains, of fields, of growing old, of effort and humble reward, of autumn, of prosperity and kindness of spirit.
Stop asking me to do miracles. I’d rather be competent at ordinary things.
The title of the new show of “Emma’s Theater” is “Free and Happy Life”!
Here’s some random badly-translated bits from the article I plucked out:
The title of the new show from spring is “Free and Happy Life”. Based on the original Moomin story, even the Moomins who live in the peaceful Moominvalley, which is sometimes referred to as the ideal place in our human world, are happy. There will be scenes where they will struggle or worry about seeking. And finally, the Moomins realize that they lived happily from the beginning.
I think this also applies to us humans. From the Moominvalley Park through the show, with the help of the original, that happiness is not influenced by others but what you decide for yourself, and that happiness is where you are without looking for it.
In this era when the new virus makes life feel more inconvenient than before, and things that were taken for granted are no longer taken for granted, it is rich to be able to feel happiness in the small things that were taken for granted. I hope that you can feel “that’s it” and “the happiness that is really right next to you, just unnoticed” from the story of “Moomin”.
In addition, original songs that will liven up the show will also appear. Please look forward to new songs by “Agehasprings”, a music x comprehensive creative company that is working on original music production with Sony Music Entertainment Inc., which has been co-developing the “Emma Teatteri” show since the park opened.
New characters will also appear in the new show! We will keep you informed of the information, so please look forward to it for a while until spring comes.
This time, what is freedom for me, freedom for others, and true freedom? And are you happy with freedom? It is a story that asks various things. It would be great if you could watch over the characters freely while sympathizing with each other and getting angry! I also wish I could create many free and happy moments in my life.
“A free and natural way of life and a decent way of life that keeps the rules. It’s a story about which is the better way to live.” Ohhh so it sounds like this is an adaptation of Moomin Begins a New Life, maybe??
Every year, I’m looking forward to recording what kind of story this year will be. Now that people’s values are changing, I feel that it is a theme that gently proposes “the importance of being yourself” without imposing it. I’m always impressed with the Moomin philosophy. I think that everyone who sees the show thinks “OK! Let’s change!” Or “It’s okay as it is”.
I think Moominmamma smiles and watches over that feeling, saying, “That’s fine.”
The only way I can talk about it is to talk about something else
“My name is Hunter and I’m a recovery addict. This is what recovery looks like for me and this is my cat Pete. He has been an amazing emotional support cat. 4 days ago I celebrated 3 years of freedom from addiction with the help of Pete. Cats are so healing. I’m so grateful for him.”
Photos/text by Hunter Michael Shepard
(//also the colors are really bright on this on mobile so its better on desktop sorry)
first sighting of mothman, west virginia, 1966
thinking of you
Cat to my wiggling finger: I know that’s you, but I’m going to kill it anyway.
WINTER, a sharp bitter day
the robin turns plump against the cold
the sun is weak
silver faded from gold
he is late in his coming and short in his stay
Man, beast, bird and air all purging, all cleansing,
earth already purified awaits the rite of spring
Her bridal gown a virgin snow and frosts in her hair
A snowdrop by the road today bowed gracefully
and high upon the wing up in the sparkling nothingness,
a lone bird began to sing
Can gentle spring be far away?
— Tommy Makem (via Beyond the fields we know…)