Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hat For Troll

Paint such picture in your head - a small industrial city, with really few people in the streets, not so much cars. The streets are really clean, I mean extremely clean. Kids are riding bikes and laughing happily. There are houses around, with beautiful gardens and flowers. Sun is shining, birds are singing.

A tree :)


What a nice place is not it? Yes, I am inspired too. Today I was in a small Swedish town Trollhättan - Troll's hood (The name "Trollhättan" comes from folkloristic tales. People believed that large trolls lived in the river Göta älv and that the islands in the river were the Trolls' hoods ("hättor") from wikipedia.). No, there were not trolls and I have not seen hats either. What i saw was a nice day, nice town and a car factory - SAAB. Today the factory has big problems, lots of people are being fired every day, I was walking there and thinking - "so sad, after those people got fired, what can they do? Will their kids be so happy? Will everything be such quiet and clean? I do not know.


In general, this economical crisis scares me a lot. For me , countries with low employment level are connected with criminal and social disasters. People are scared, depressed and sad. They can not enjoy with life and see everything in dark colors. Even such nice day and flowers do not make any difference for them :(

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7 comments:

Mathilde said...

It's so nice...

Did you see that I have put on your desire ... a translation possible?

Katten försvann said...

Mathilde yes, i saw just right now :)
Thank you soo much :)

Mathilde said...

When everything is beautiful everywhere we find hard to believe that for some it is unemployment and concerns ..
In France it is the same thing

clic said...

Fortunately, children will manage to be happy somehow... :)

Katten försvann said...

clic - actually not really.
There was a little research, they were trying to find out the reasons of kids anxiousness.

As a result, they got that one of the reasons was economical crises.
They were anxious, because their parents were worried.

clic said...

I guess I'm being optimistic but if you let the children be just children, they'll find ways to play and laugh!... As long as they don't expect to "buy" happiness!...
I prefer to hope that the crisis will work as an accelerator for the imagination!... :)

Katten försvann said...

clic - I like your optimism !!