It is already several days since we came home from Tenerife. Our bodies landed Sunday night, my heart is about to land, my mind is already planning the next travel.
Flying from Tenerife to Trondheim takes about six hours. I had my iPad in my lap most of the time; writing, reading, listening to music. Sitting in the small body of a plane, looking down on the earth beneath me, up at the sky above me, looking back in history though my reading, planning ahead the days, weeks and months to come. At first I felt small, tiny, invisible. Then, at some point this feeling turned around, and I sat there feeling like part of something so much bigger than me, part of eternity. I am reading the Bible this year, from cover to cover. I have finished Genesis and is now well into Exodus. Tales, mythes, legends, facts from the beginning of the world as we know it. The book I am reading for the moment is a Jewish family tale written by Gabi Gleichmann. In an interview Gleichmann talkes about the Torah, the five first books in the Bible and how this litterature is an inspiration for all Jewish litterature. On my iPad I am putting together words to tell the tale of a young girl a couple of thousand years ago, who gave birth to a little baby. Inside the body of the plane a middle aged woman is feeling small, and she is feeling enormous at the same time. Part of eternity. With a purpose. A purpose only I can fulfill.
Last night I went to the theatre. Abraham´s Children. A monologue created and acted by the Norwegian actor Svein Tindberg. He has done this same performance for several years, after many years before that for research. It is about Abraham, the forefather for Christians, the forefather for Jews, the forefather for Muslims. During the two hours of the performance I was taken on a travel. A travel in time, a travel in history, but most of all a travel in my own mind.
The world is so small.
The world is so enormous.
And in the middle of this small, enormous world is me. The size I am meant to have. Space given. Created to fill this space. I feel humble. I feel blessed. I feel me!