Saturday, July 23, 2011

For Norway


My heart goes out to Norway right now. I have several friends in the country--you know some of them-- Mari, Siv, Cold as Heaven... there are more. My memory stinks. I also have Norwegian roots, and frequently point at the Scandenavian countries at those that have figured out the proper balance between letting people achieve and taking care of everybody... And people respond that... well they don't have our problems do they...

Sadly, in a tragic way, that became very untrue yesterday. And my heart goes out to them.  I'd summarize it, but I think Mari does so much better a job--she is after all, THERE.  I encourage you to check out her blog today:  The Giraffability of Digressions.

That's all.

19 comments:

Old Kitty said...

This is what ignorance and hate do. Awful and tragic and totally totally uncalled for. My heart goes out to all these young people killed in Utoeya and all those injured and killed in the blast in Oslo. Terrible. :-(

Take care
x

Melissa Bradley said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the Norwegian people and the friends I've made from there. What a terrible crime. The world truly lost a lot of light.

Deb and Barbara said...

Hear, hear, Hart. Just read Mari's post. sniff sniff.
xo B

sue said...

I weep. Sue

Cold As Heaven said...

Thank you for thinking of us in this difficult time for our country.

Cold As Heaven

Cruella Collett said...

Thank you for your concern and support. You know it means a lot to me.

Teresa aka Journaling Woman said...

My heart is hurting for all. So tragic and horrible.

Julie Musil said...

Oh, this is awful. I think of the young people trying to escape in the water. The whole thing makes me shudder.

erica and christy said...

Even though my married name is Olson, I wasn't sure I had a direct connection there. Then I talked to a good friend of ours who said he heard from his cousin this morning - his son was at the youth camp and jumped over a 20 foot cliff to escape the gunfire. He lived, but so many of his friends didn't...there are no words.
erica
erica

Michael Di Gesu said...

Such a tragedy...

Crimes like these can happen anywhere. Unfortunately this is the worst part of life... dealing with unbalanced people.

Missed Periods said...

My heart goes out to them too. So incredibly sad.

Jayne said...

It's terrible, such an awful waste of life. :(

Trisha said...

Man oh man, the things you miss when you've been away for the weekend! I have no idea what happened, but I'm running off to check. I have Norwegian friends too. Gah...

Shelly said...

What a gripping account. My heart is broken for peace loving Norway.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

One crazy, sick individual.

anthony stemke said...

Yes, a severe tragedy. Pray for those in Norway.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Thanks for your post and link. I'll go there next. I have ties to Norway as well. We keep in touch with the relatives who still live there. My grandpa immigrated to Minnesota when he was a young man.

J.L. Campbell said...

I heard snippets about the tragedy, but will visit that other blog. Sad.

Helena said...

Heartbreak and shock. And I was hoping Columbine would be the worst tragedy involving killers and kids.