Suuri Seikkailu ja elämä nyt!

Hyppäsimme käsi kädessä! Olemme saanet aitoutta, pysähtymistä, heräämistä, hetkeä. Nyt elämme hirsiä ja pellavarivettä, banaanilaatikoita, teinejä ja taaperoa, koiranneniä ja lampaita, kaartelevia merikotkia ja huikaisevaa halua merelle.




Foggy days with democracy

A whole day debating and voting?

We were gathered in Korpoström - only five minutes by a boat but not yet...
Sounds weird but it was quite fun. Everyone on our island was invited to an arcipelago meeting. The aim was to give us a chance to say our opinions and try out the fine equipments in voting - the idea was - I think - from Bologne, Italy and without computers and on-line-connections used in 17th century America and in old Finnish local meetings, käräjät!

Archipelago Center of Korpoström
We discussed issues of living in outer archipelago, of ferry connections, of importance of own schools, doctor, even cinema and library. We were eager and concerned although found some of the questions badly written or focused.

We had a lunch of fish soup and continued until late in the afternoon.
I wish I had taken our own youngster with us to get some fresh opions. I hope the town of Parainen will arrange a similar meeting for the pupils of our schools - that they get used to saying things aloud and to act instead of just complaining or learning to ignore.

The nature outside by the strait was awakening from its winter sleep, it was quiet but if you listened carefully you could hear the birds of the small island across and the ice melting beside the pier.

In two months the first boats will arrive to this pier - the summer is so close...

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