Friday, March 7, 2008


the english translation for the swedish word 'fred' is peace. the swedish definition is this: the absence of mental stress or anxiety; harmonious relations; freedom from disputes. this four letter word is also the shortened version of my beloved boyfriend's name, fredrik. how cool to have a name that means something so sweet...or swede i guess i might say. today has been just that, a peaceful (fredlig) day. i woke up to the bright smile of uppsala's sunshine. she invited herself in through every translucent window pane and i greeted her with arms wide open. i am a child of the sun and always will be. she provides warmth, illumination and growth...but for me, motivation as well. i feel a certain empowerment when the sky is bright...i feel tranquility...i feel 'fred'...

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