In this modern age of alternative facts, news algorithms and information campaigns we need to re-explore our ”forgotten” superpower empathy. With this superpower we are equipped with abilities to shift perspectives and ”walk a mile in somebody else´s shoes”. This is indeed a superpower in this modern age.
Just wait a second! Is it really a modern age problem? If we travel back more than 2 000 years we will be able to listen to wisdom words of Marcus Aurelius. This is accredited to him: ”Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth!”
I just need to step out of my house and take a short walk down to our lake to understand the question of perspectives. Below are two snapshots taken at the same spot, but from only two different perspectives of the same motive. No need to say more.
Weekends usually pass in turbo speed. This one wasn´t the exception to the rule. Guess that is the case when you are enjoying life. One nice experience this weekend was a walk in the park of Fullersta Gård. Beside the sun and blue sky I could enjoy some art from local artists that was exposed outside.
Today was a business day in Kalmar, located in the southeast of Sweden. From Kalmar you can take the bridge over to Sweden´s summer paradise and the second largest Island, Öland. It is something special with those summer paradises during winter time.
Uppsala is a nice place to be. Today is no exception. Business is pleasure here.
I spend many sweaty hours at the gym. Just love to do heavy powelifting. The text on the mirror says: ”I am a stubborn one” roughly translated from Swedish.
It was a fantastic business lunch at the Winery Hotel in Stockholm today.
Monday morning in a new part of our woods. Amazing how the skies shift in numerous spectrums of gray. Even the sky below our house is aiming to join with the lake.
This is a painting by Tatiana Garmendia and is a part of something called Migrations. The Migrations Portfolio is on her web site. I saw it first on exhibition at the Washington State Convention Center February 2017.
The beauty of nature speaks for itself. This is a view from my living room a winter day in december 2017. A captured moment of outmost elegance.
Friday in Stockholm and some shots to and from a lunch meeting downtown.