oh how i love birthdays. and my love. and asheville. and norrköping.

especially when it’s mine! that’s right saturday was my birthday & it was a great day spent with my love! we worked on packing our bags (we are leaving for greece TOMORROW!!), made nachos for lunch, watched a movie, and just enjoyed each others’ company before lina had to go to work for the night. when she left, i headed downtown the walk around and check out this culture night thing happening in the city. and man, it was fantastic! i didn’t have that much time to be lazy and take in everything, but i soaked in the moments that i had.

i have said many times how much i love asheville (one of the cities where i come from in the mountains of north carolina) because of it’s culture, diversity, funky-ness,craziness, art, and hippie, nature-loving atmosphere…. well, tonight, a little bit of asheville came to norrköping! as i walked around the city at just about dusk, i snuck into little art galleries, shops, churches, and hotels. it was all about the little independent business tonight, and they all had something to offer. poetry readings, a chance to draw on the floor of a cathedral, weird & cool indian music, candles in every little store, music all over the place, arts & crafts. it was like a little piece of funky asheville landed on my doorstep tonight. i loved it!!

now it’s really late. i’ve cleaned, packed, and am seriously ready to go to bed. gotta get up and work at the church in the morning, then i’m all set to catch a plane. woo hoo!! can’t wait for my love & i to have a break and just be together. and in a beautiful place too. so, i’m off for a few days. but, i’ll return with pics galore – would you expect anything else?!

my birthday breakfast! a swedish tradition: make breakfast for the birthday girl (or boy), sing, & bring the breakfast & presents to her in bed. i love this tradition!

a beautiful fall day!

the birthday girl on her walk around town.

ok. here come a lot of pictures… ♥

gazing at an art gallery.

the inside of the hotel i discovered the other day. wow!!

i loooove this music store!!

the inside of it! and it smells like incense… be still my hippie heart.

book sale on the sidewalk! cool.

a cozy little store i had never seen before. tonight filled with dreamy, weird, tribal music. it just keeps getting better.

church filled with music & art. anyone could just walk up & join the choir and learn some songs. or grab some crayons & draw on the paper going down the aisle. or just sit and be quiet. a feast for your senses and creative side!

my addition to the art. peace. equality. love. what else?!

weird, but entertaining. hehe.

music everywhere. all kinds. love that.

one special area of the city. cozy. cozy. cozy.

teenagers street dancing!

have a wonderful week!!! peace, equality, and love. always.

0 thoughts on “oh how i love birthdays. and my love. and asheville. and norrköping.

  1. Great post, pics and captions! I love it! Your drawing, peace = love too is very very cute!
    Enjoy holiday, happy birthday and bye for now x

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