13. november 2017

Verden er stor -- Our big World (13. november)

     Sommetider, når Uglemor føler sig trist og træt. Når verden ligesom er blevet for lille og snæver, hjælper det at huske på at der findes mere af verden, end Uglemor lige kan se. En måde at huske det på, er at se på klokken på min computer.
     For se nu her. Hvad er klokken, og hvilken dag er det?
     Tja, her hos Uglemor er det mandag morgen. Men i USA, hor mange af de bloggere bor, som jeg følger, er det ikke engang blevet mandag endnu. Det er søndag nat, og de ligger og sover eller er på vej i seng. Hos Sue Elvis i Australien har det derimod været mandag længe. På den anden side er det forår på vej mod sommer dér, ræven er et eksotisk dyr på de kanter og der vokser eucalyptustræer med latterfugle i.
     Så indser Uglemor (igen) at verden er stor, ufattelig stor og at der endnu er mange steder, hun ikke har været, og skønne syn hun ikke har set. Uglemor fortæller Ugleungerne om alle sine rejser og om sine spændende, fantastiske og ind i mellem skræmmende oplevelser på fjerne steder. Og så bliver selv det danske vintermørke nemmere at holde ud.


Sometimes when MotherOwl feels tired and closed in by her own four walls and by the ever growing darkness of Danish Autumn-turning-into-winter, it's good to remember that the world is big.
One way to do this is to check put the time. Because what is this ... what time is it?
Well here in the Owlery it's Monday morning. But in US of A, where many of the bloggers live, whose life and deeds MotherOwl's following, it is not yet Monday. It is Sunday night and they're sleeping already or on their way to bed.
At Sue Elvis's place in Australia it has been Monday for long already, but on the other hand their days are growing longer as the Summer approaches. And she looks upon foxes as exotic animals, whereas kookaburras sitting in gum trees are not just words in a song but a normal part of everyday life.
This makes MotherOwl remember that the world is big almost too big to understand. And this makes her long for places yet unvisited and sights unseen.
MotherOwl then tells the Owlets of her journeys to far away places, of the people, strange and wonderful things and wonders - and some not so nice things - she has seen and lived through there. And then even the long, dreary Danish autumn days are not so bad anymore.


1 kommentar:

  1. Uglemor,

    The world is indeed big, but feels much smaller than it used to because of the Internet. Because we can connect with each other easily, I sometimes expect everyone's lives to be much like mine. (It feels like everybody is just down the road from me.) Of course, they're not. I love hearing about your life where foxes aren't exotic like they are here!

    My children love to listen to stories. I bet yours do too. Stories do indeed brighten up life when our days feel long and dreary.

    SvarSlet