"Only Goodness and Love Can Pass Through a Rose Arch"
Kristianstad, Scania, Sweden
Speaks: Swedish, Danish, English, Norwegian
Joined Dec 24, 2003
THE ROSE ARCH
CLICK HERE to visit the new site for my poetry under The Rose Arch!
I am currently looking for a serious publisher willing to print some of my poems in book form! If you're interested, send me a mail at the mail address found at the site!
I am now working on a fantasy novel in Swedish, set to hopefully be ready for publication before the end of 2015!
Also, I am looking for new experiences and wish to do field work within for example natural conservation, animal protection or the like, so if you have or know of any such positions open somewhere in the world, please contact me!
Pisces - the Sign of Dreams
Welcome to visit the Maltese Zodiac Website!
Ashima Goddess - Phoenician Deity, Personification of Pure Love
(Read her story here)
... and in the Miracle of Life...
The Timber Man and the Tree (Old Taoist tale)
Shi the Timber Man was on a journey with his disciples. On day they came upon a town in which a mighty oak stood next to an altar. The oak was so large that it could hide a whole ox. It was more than thirty metres in circumference. Many came to admire the tree. But the Timber Man did not care about it. "Master", said his disciples. not since we began our journey have we seen such a fine material. And you do not even look upon it, but just continue walking. Why?" The Timber Man answered: Because that tree is not good for anything. If you make a boat from it, it will soon sink. If you make a coffin from it, it will soon rot. If you make a pillar from it, it will be plagued by worms. No, that tree is useless. That is why it has been allowed to stay for so long." But on the way home from the city, the tree came to Shi one night in a dream. "What do you wish to compare me with?", asked the tree. "Do you wish to compare me with fruit trees of pears or oranges? When these trees have ripened, they are abused. The big branches are broken off and the small branches are cast aside. It is because they are useful that their lives are so short and painful. That is why I have always strived to be utterly useless. For this is what brings happiness. Had I ever been reaching this size if I was useful? And when it all comes down to it, what are we both other than things? And what may things decide about each other? What do you, a mortal, useless human, know about a useless tree?"
Let every state be simple like a small village with few people. There may be tools to speed things up ten or a hundred times yet no one will care to use them. There may be boats and carriages yet they will remain without riders. There may be armour and weaponry yet they will sit collecting dust. The people must take death seriously and not waster their lives in distant lands. Let them return to the knitting of the cord. Let them enjoy their food and care for their clothing. Let them be content in their homes and joyful in the way they live. Neighbouring villages are in sight of each other. Roosters and dogs can be heard in the distance. Should a man grow old and die without ever leaving his village let him feel as though there was nothing he missed.
- Tao Te Ching, verse 80
"We are nothing, you and I, except exotica in the Savage Garden. When the world of men collapses in ruin, beauty will take over. The trees shall grow again where there were streets. The flowers will again cover the meadow that is now a dank field of hovels. The wild grass and the dense forest will cover up all trace of the once great cities until nothing remains. And the Savage Garden will cover the world." /Gabrielle de Lioncourt ("The Vampire Lestat")
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||Kristianstad, Scania, Sweden
||I am a shy dreamer, a writer and a poet, and a spiritual seeker. My home is among the beech forests, plains and sandy seashores of Scania in South Scandinavia. I am a romantic who love all animals, beauty, nature and the pristine, and all that is genuine and unspoiled.
||Introduce yourself to Johan
am no one's either
Norse Romanticist Pantheist Neopaganism
|Wild Fact About Me
||I am actually not very wild, mostly
||I am what I am, and if you don't like what you see, then close your eyes and let me be
|What Gives Me Hope
||Love, nature's beauty, and people who are actually concerned about all that is wrong and unfair in this world.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||Fight for animal rights and for saving nature and the environment. Fight poverty and injustice, and make sure that not one single person in this world ever have to go hungry or freezing.
|What/who changed my life and why
||My most life-changing experience was the first time I experienced being in love.
|What Bugs Me
Arrogant and inconciderate people
The Full Moon,
|What Scares Me
Fundamentalist Religious Conservatism,
Lestat de Lioncourt,
Jesus of Nazareth
||"Where our hearts truly lie is in peace and quiet and good, tilled earth. For we share a love of things that grow. And, yes, to others, our ways seem quaint. But today of all days, it is brought home to me: It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life."
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me, and be my friend."
Guard well within yourself that treasure: kindness. "Know ho to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness."
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."
/James Branch Cabell
"One for whom the pebble has value must be surrounded by treasures wherever he goes."
"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your own intense obsessions mercilessly."
"Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial to creation, and the exponent of breath."
The Vampire Lestat,
Interview With the Vampire,
The Queen of the Damned,
The Tale of the Body Thief,
Troll - A Love Story,
The Book of Ashima
Pet Shop Boys
Priscilla - Queen of the Desert,
The Last Samurai,
The Lord of the Rings,
What's Eating Gilbert Grape,
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain
The Amazing Race,
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia,
|Can't Live Without
||Introduce yourself to Johan
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