Sep 16, 2017 Measuring My Life in Copenhagen
Alexandra has only added to our laughter since she has joined. She is warm and perfect to be around. Our causal conversations have us rolling with laughter as we realize there are a lot of differences between American English and British English. My favorite phrase that she says on a daily basis to one of the kids is, ‘well done you!’ I don’t know why it’s so endearing but it is.
A few examples of our differences:
Cotton candy she calls candy floss
A face wash cloth she calls a flannel
The trunk of a car she calls a boot
A sweat shirt she calls a jumper
I love the feel of Scandinavian countries. I love their food, their culture of design, and how child friendly their cities are. I did a blog post here on things to do with Children in Copenhagen for 3 days. Unfortunately I don’t love that they are so far North and that their summers still feel like winter! I could spot the locals on days when the sun was out because they would be wearing shorts while I would be wearing one coat instead of two.
Copenhagen is a city that lowers you to the sea with its various waterways and canals shaping the land. I could have spent more time here. Honestly. Despite the cold this city is not a stagnant city. It is lived in and its roads well biked. The air is humid, there are canals and waterways, and rain. I felt part fish constantly living with water. The grey skies make the colorful homes pop and the breeze from the sea reminds me to share myself with the world. To not be stuck away and preserved in some museum watching people kiss in the rain. To get out and measure my life in days. To measure my life in conversations, that break open my heart with words. To measure my life not in sequential time but in pure moments.