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Roots in heads, it's quite deep

I was listening to an old song from 1995 by Danish rock band TV-2, “Respekt” where children of the time were described (They equip themselves to fight for the last placements, they arm themselves to the teeth with rootlessness): “De ruster sig til kamp om de sidste pladser De væbner sig til tænderne med rodløshed.” And something struck me. I’m one of those children, as are probably most of my generation, the early millennials (and…


Danish Juletræ with hearts and flags

During the dark days leading up to winter solstice, it becomes imperative to try to mitigate the growing darkness with light. In the old days, people believed that if we put up lights, we would convince the sun to come back to life. This is of course especially true in the deep North where the winter feels eternal, cold and dark. “Jul” is our name for the midwinter feast which is, at least today, one…

Modern rites of passage

While walking on the street and trying to grapple with the reality of somehow nearing middle age without even realizing what happened, a sudden realization came to me. In today’s world, we’ve given up the strict norms and societal rules of yesteryear (and good riddance) but we’ve never put anything in their place. We don’t need to do anything by any specific age or stage in life, we can choose whether we want to be…


A contemplative afternoon by the Mediterranean Sea

Welcome to Zirena’s new blog! This blog is going to be a mosaic, a spectrum, a kaleidoscopic experience. I’ve decided against trying to find a niche or a theme that would be easy to sell or brand and instead, I will centre it around my deepest thoughts, my weirdest ideas and all the other things that come out from the farthest corners of my mind. I’ve been called complex by many, complicated by some. My…

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