To be in the storm

To be in the storm

Do you know about the giant Hræsvelg from Norse mythology? He was transformed into an eagle and sat in a high place, striking his wings and created the winds. Here, animals, nature and man have merged into a figure. This is how we, long ago, imagined that the winds...
To be a reader

To be a reader

The Norse god Odin hung himself up in a tree, with a sword in his side to learn runes. This has become for me a picture of how painful it is for someone to learn to read. It was like that for my son. It caused his relationship to reading to be a painful chunk of loss....
To be imaginative

To be imaginative

This week, I was going to write about storytelling for children, but then another topic appeared that I felt I had to say something about. In a way, this is also about telling for children. So this week, during a storytelling performance, a child exclaimed: «Oh,...
To be silent

To be silent

You have seen him, walking alone in the school yard, it is not easy to spot him, for he wanders among other children, as if to hide that he is completely alone. In motion, no one notices that he really has no one to talk to. Or she who sits on the subway with...
To be travelling

To be travelling

The storyteller in me has since Friday (a week ago) brought me from Berlin in Germany to Pristina in Kosovo. Two cities, two capitals with different pulses, meeting places and architectural monuments. There are many differences between the two places, in Berlin...