Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Sea of Flowers

Flowers of sorrow in front of Oslo Cathedral, remembering the victims of the recent terror attacks in Oslo and at Utøya
Two children in contemplation
Grief and hope
 
My wife and daughter were just around the corner of the cathedral, on Oslo's parade street Karl Johan, when the bomb blasted only 200 meters away. Luckily they were quite protected inside a shop, although the windows were shattered and gravels started falling down from the ceiling. It was hard to be away on my permaculture course in Sweden that time, wanting to comfort them from the great chock they had just passed trough.

What can we do to give the children of Norway a future as nice as the sea of flowers seen in these pictures? I think such a future is in the palms of permaculture and biourbanism, creating a paradigm shift away from the failed ideologies of the 20th century, among which modernism is of the worst ones.

Minutes before Norway is changed forever
Flower flags

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