text and images britt-arnhild
I am surrounded by words.
Books, letters, papers, emails, blogging, diary.......
Not long ago I was asked to read through a manuscript for a friend,
then the same question from another friend.
I have read my dad´s poems over and over again while serching for images to illustrate them.
I am working on a series of old and new legends told with my words.
Last night Terje came with an article, from Brazil, originally written in Spanish, translated into English, for use in Norway. About "the use of Grave Emulsion in Brazil"
"Britt-Arnhild, can you read through this and tell me if it is something we can use in Norway?"
I have no clue!
Absolutely NO CLUE!
But I love words,
I read about Grave Emulsion,
and I gave my opinion.
I like to read manuscripts.
If I were to apply for a new job today, I would contact a publisher and ask if they had something for me.
Actually, last fall I was about to apply for a new job,
kind of a manuscript reader.
I know I would have loved it.
I did not apply.
And yesterday, when I went back to work after my sinus infection sick leave, I felt with all my heart and all my body
that the job I have for the bishop and diocese board of Nidaros
is The Job God has given me.
The Job He wants me to do.
I will continue to play with words.
To read, to write, to explore.
My heart will be in it,
but not as a job.
My job I have had for the last 13 years is a blessing.
And what a blessing!
Photos: from my collection,
from Alambra, Krakow, Madeira, London
and Nidaros cathedral