Janne Robberstad

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By spotogspindel | November 8, 2009



I wish…

not for the best..




I wish for not just sun and mild winds.

I wish for wake-up calls that keep me in a continous process of thinking what I want with my life. Only that way can I have an active relationship with myown life. I wish for storms that I have to ride off, and I wish for hills to climb, so that I can enjoy the view from a better point than before. I wish for dense scrubs that I have to fight my way through, so I can arrive on the other side to a wider horizon.




I won´t ask for a light burden, but for a strong back. It is through resistance that strength developes. A thought that can not withstand critical questions, is not good enough and needs to be re-considered. But when the thought is thought through and can withstand skeptical questions and other resistance, then it is strong and clear. 




Therefore I wish not for all the best. A life in eternal prosperity, where everything comes floating on a board, or gently falling like snow from the sky, where you don´t have to work for my wishes, it makes you passive and effortless. 

I wish not to become a spineless, unconscious, little pudding, oozing down in front of life´s big television-screen demanding: ENTERTAIN ME!




I wish for just enough resistance to make my life rich, an interesting life, filled with exciting meetings with other people.

I wish for challenges, problems, to which I need to take a stand.

Where I need to make up my mind about what I believe, think is right and fight/struggle for it. 

I wish for the will to take a stand, the courage to speak it and the guts to fight for it. 

I wish for engagement, and a fighting spirit, and a living interest for all that is going on around me, I wish to actively take part in creating the reality that surrounds me and that i am a part of. 




And I hope I meet myself in the door evry now and then, just so that I won´t become arrogant and conceited.

I wish for a REAL life.




I wish for a strong back. I wish for a real life. And I hope I remember my wishes when it feels like the world is crashing in my head, and I feel neglected.  

I wish for peace in my soul, when unrest is about to take over. I wish that my soul will safely relax in assurance that my life is meaningful. 




(exert from one of my art-journals)

Topics: Diverse | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “MY DECLERATION”

  1. Deirdra Doan Says:
    November 8th, 2009 at 18:22

    I am speechless! This is both artistically beautiful but full of the truest of truth!

    I want to post a link to this post from mine….It would be a wonderful “youtube video” with music and the words spoken with the art…..a vlog…

    I see why my heart sings with yours….

  2. Ida Says:
    November 10th, 2009 at 00:02

    Thank you for the inspiring words and wonderful art Janne!
    I LOVE your blog.

  3. Tammy McGee Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 00:11

    wow! This is so powerful and beautiful! I needed to read this today. Thank you Janne! {{hugs}}The more I learn of you, the more I feel in my heart your wishes are coming true. You are a wonderfully engaged,imaginative,powerful woman. It’s a blessing to know you!”:o)

  4. spotogspindel Says:
    November 23rd, 2010 at 17:07

    You´re too sweet, you know that?
    I´m glad you like it though, as I feel strongly about this. It´s kind of my half-way-through-life-conclusion 🙂

  5. Lindsay Wirth Says:
    December 28th, 2010 at 21:10

    I absolutely LOVE this!! I may steal the idea of writing my own declaration of self. I stumbled across your site while searching for ideas of things to do with my vast cork collection. I will bookmark you and link to you from my blog. 🙂