I strolled slowly through.
I love that Oslo’s city hall is open every weekday to the public and that you freely and gratis, can walk about as you please.
It felt like it belonged to the people, and that despite the time we live in there are almost no guards, no entrance fee, no storing of big bags or metal detectors to scan you as you enter.
It’s a system built on trust and openness, and I’m so happy that has not changed after July 22nd.
Because the moment that changes, “they” have won.
So I wandered about, smiling gazing at beautiful art and counted my blessings.
It’s worth noting how lucky we truly are despite days when we may feel differently.
If we only live once, then this is my time to shine, and that is a choice, much like Norway has chosen to still remain and open and free country after the 22nd of July.
We cannot stop others from hurting us, or destroying our beautiful place, but we can chose how we respond to it, and in that change the world, non?
A bit idealistic maybe, but why not, it’s Monday and a new week;)
Let’s try to remain open, and to give each other a second chance at making us and our world a better place to visit next time.
Because after all, we all make mistakes, and we need a second chance to make things right, to change.
So in doing our best in remaining open as a country or as individuals, we must give ourselves and others the time we/they need to open up again if doors have been closed.
Life just too short not to;)
Have a great Monday!