Friday, February 25, 2011

our viking ship

Today I got the coolest email from my mom regarding my earlier blog post about Norway.  You must read it for yourself:

my viking ship

"you are not going to believe this, but when I was in the 8th or 9th grade, we had a huge history book as our textbook.  In the back of the book was a small black and white picture of that Viking ship.  When I was bored or tired of listening to whatever was being taught, I used to look at that picture and imagine foreign lands and think about what the Vikings must have been like, but most of all I wanted to know what was outside the windows where that soft, lovely light was streaming into the room.   I looked at that picture so often that I memorized it.  It was just like the one below except taken form a point slightly back from where the one below was taken, and in black and white.  If someone had told me then that I would grow up to have a child that would one day go and see my Viking ship--well I wouldn't have believed them, but I'm so glad that this has come to pass.  Mom"

my mom's viking ship


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