Janne Robberstad

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My little world

By spotogspindel | July 13, 2020

Sometimes the news brings so much chaos. It´s a big world out there, and there is so much going on, sometimes it´s too much to take it all in. Wars, corruption, selfish people in the time of a pandemic, climate change, elephants dying and  birds disappearing mysteriously… I recognize the need to stay aware and updated, but most of the time I limit my news-exposure to 10-20 minutes a day, not to overdose on negativity and despair. Some days I don´t want to relate to this big world. Some days I just want to relate to the small world around me, the world I can see, the people I know, the good things. In one way you could say its an escape, but I am not sure.  I think its important to focus on positive things, and to contribute where you can. Often that is in the immediate surroundings: the small world. It is also about noticing the beauty that surrounds me, a reminder to not always be longing for something else.

In any case, here is a picture from my little world, specifically Slåtterøy, in the northern part of Bømlo. The naked rock faces are so raw up here noting grows on them. Still they are smooth, being washed by salty waves again and again over thousands of years…. there is a raw and fresh beauty up here.

What do you like about your own tiny world?

Currently this picture is in the Bømlo Art Groups members exhibition in Bømlo Culture house. I have 10 prints of this, and two are sold, contact me if you are interested.

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One Response to “My little world”

  1. gail Says:
    July 13th, 2020 at 16:03

    I check into world events way too often and I am aware that it makes me cranky and anxious so I have been trying to stop. In particular the Twitter world captures me lately as I fume over the stupid, selfish and unthinkable posts by some in particular. I find myself lashing out at on-line strangers, not good for anyone and certainly not likely to change hearts and minds. My own backyard is a haven for me. I sit and look — having had shoulder surgery and a broken foot this year I don’t wander much right now, but I take solace in the sound of wind in the leaves and the many greens of nature, with the occasional sighting of a deer or a raccoon or more often, a chipmunk. The world lately makes me afraid for my grandchildren, and nature helps remind me that life goes on.