I spent five days at Klungtveit farm in Suldal, southwest Norway. Five days in absolute silence, serenity and solitude. Although it was not exactly a time for peace of mind, as I experienced a rather intense rush of thoughts that suddenly had the opportunity to break through. There was so much time to think, and I did; elongated thoughts that I usually don’t have time to finish when living in the city.
It took some time to settle into this new pace, and I totally lost my sense of time – simply because time did not matter. One fundamental experience I bring with me home is that there is so much time. It is about the way one spends it.
The first days were spent exploring the site, just walking around inside the house and in the yard. I sat comfortably in the sun at the mountainside with a cup of coffee, and started to plan what I wanted to do during my stay.
More about that in the next post.