This year for my birthday I’m actually hosting a fundraiser – I’m raising money for the local Ukrainian Aid by selling my paintings at Jordkällaren here in Pargas. Visit them and buy a painting for yourself, or a friend or maybe your mother for Mother’s Day? It feels great to be able to contribute even a little bit to the plight of the Ukrainians, and I wanted to take the opportunity now that I’ve turned 48 to also shed some light on some nature projects that are dear to my heart.
We flew the Raven flag for my birthday – you can visit Nordic Animism and get to know their project of reusing our old Nordic heritage to revive our connectedness with nature. A project that is more urgent for every passing day, and that connects us regionally to all regions of the earth where people are trying to protect nature and live in harmony with it instead of this old fashioned idea that people are masters of nature, not part of it.
Today I walked around picking up litter in my neighborhood, talking to some trees. If I got one wish for my birthday, it would be that maybe people who read this would either pick up a piece of litter today, or maybe even thank a tree? It might seem a small thing, but it makes a huge difference in the end!