…regarding (one of four tales in my book) the novelette “Binky’s Reverie”: “I have met “Binky” before in your other writings. A likable man. I don’t know if “enjoyable” is the right term for your story but moving, interesting and a bit sad. And the meeting between him and Linda (on bicycles) is excellent, balancing on the brink of disaster between them.”
It is such sensibility, empathy, engagement which brings me joy as a writer of stories.
As with my writing of short stories. The quote may inspire me to post something short about my approach to storytelling.
I enjoy doing human portraits. But my passion becomes one with nature – an art object that is in no way vain.
An Argentian friend once remarked that Gotland reminded him of his country. But somehow I never had the desire to holiday there, instead choosing to visit Italy, the UK, and the USA. Until recently and by chance. Someone had invited my wife and me. And to our amazement, it turned out to be an enjoyable time on the island. Needless to mention that my camera never had a moment of peace. The scenery was indeed beautiful. For me, mostly Visby the city and Hoburgen, located in the most southern part of the island. Gotland is a municipality in Sweden. I must now add Argentia to my list of countries to visit!
Video clip taken this week during a 3-day vacation on the island of Gotland. Enjoyed the time there. Beautiful island! Was my first visit. The weather was one of light rain but mostly sunshine. The evenings were a bit chilly. In the city Visby, Almedalen was in full swing, it ends this Sunday. This event highlights the presentation of programmes of all eight political parties.
Finally, a word about the video. The sea: I enjoy watching it – the dynamics, ebbs and flows. I can watch it for hours. The effect is so relaxing!
It was a beautiful day in May, with few visitors. I always go there in the Spring and Autumn to enjoy the beauty and solitude, the relaxing sound of water stream, the flora and the flowers, the few red cottages. Wira Bruk is “a village and a historic iron works…was founded around 1 630 by Clas Fleming”.(Wikipedia)