It’s been a while since my last post. First of all I’ve been travelling around Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia for three weeks. I came home a week and a half ago and it’s been all about getting back into the routines of everyday life and work ever since – and getting used to the cold again (eek!). And then something terrible happened to my beloved city, my home, last weekend.
I started writing a blog post after the events in Paris last month. I never finished it. I couldn’t quite find the right words or describe the whirlwind of emotions and the pain in the pit of my stomach. So I never posted it. And then it happened again. Right here, in the city I call home, the city I love to pieces, the city I feel safe in. It hit me – hard – as a person, as a journalist and as a Copenhagener. So now, a week after the events that shocked my city, I am back here, struggling with the words again..
I know this is a blog mostly about design and interior. But it is also a personal blog, it’s my blog and it’s all about the things that I like and that moves me. So I have to talk about the things that’s on my mind. To keep it interesting for you – and me. I have no words for the terrible events that happened last weekend. Words seem so inadequate anyway. But I will say this; it’s so easy to judge and point fingers. And it’s natural to want to find someone to blame. I don’t think that will do us any good. That is not the way we will move on from this. During the last week I have seen so many declarations of love, hope, tolerance, kindness, compassion and unity. Last Monday I stood shoulder by shoulder with 40,000 fellow Copenhageners and Danes in a candlelit memorial. Not to blame anyone. Not to shame anyone. But to stand together in a time of crisis. To help each other cope and grasp what had happened to our city, our country and the values we stand for. This and so many other things this last week has shown me, that Copenhageners in all shapes, sizes and colours are coming together. To me, that is what my city stands for. And it makes me proud.
I will quote one of my all time favourite songs and the brilliant singer/song writer Jack Johnson: “Love is the answer, at least to most of the questions in my heart.” United we stand. Together we are strong. And we will not let this break us. On the contrary – we will work hard to continue making Copenhagen a tolerant and free city with room for everyone.
From Copenhagen with love,
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