|Korppoo Lucia 2014.|
Just before Christmas we entrepreneurs of archipelago were invited to listen about pilgrimage. We are on the route of St Olav between Trondheim, Norway and Novgorod, Russia. One wants to atone, another thank - or find his path and seek for the holy. Everyone needs a bath, a bed and a breakfast after walking tens of kilometers from one island to the next. They also wish for an opportunity to meditate and pray. Unlike ordinary travelers of the archipelago road the pilgrims are not in a hurry. On a pilgrimage already the first step counts.
We are shown photos from North of Spain, a pilgrimage way marked with shells and travelled for a thousand years. There are dormitories filled with beds, long tables for dinner and meets with the locals that make you glad. I am already filling the barn with bunk beds and cooking porrigde in a huge kettle. People have followed the steps of St Olav almost as long as St Jacob. For an entreprenor it is business, for a archipelagoer it is an encounter.
|Our art project at the local school to honorate Tove Jansson and create a Nativity Scene to the Moomin world...|
Every New Year we play with the cups. We hide something small under them and predict the future. We forget the branch of fir marking the visit of death, but take a piece of hard bread, the poverty... A ring and dancing shoe of the barbie mean fun, a key opens new doors. I am thinking of the travelers that wander. They don't foretell and wait. They just move on knowing nothing of tomorrow nor return. What a freedom and abandon! What if I give it a try - as a business investment on myself..?
|The Three Wise Men|