In the Danish culture and the lifestyle, we had back home in Copenhagen, birthday would involve quite a lot of preparation, extensive cake constructions and an afternoon with friends and family. Nothing wrong with that. There is something wrong with the idea, that this is mandatory. That a childhood is not good enough without it.
Of course we miss our friends, and enjoy a good cake and a great party, and we did agree, when we return in the summer, we will throw a huge party for LIFE, for all of our friends, for JOY and for all the birthdays we did not get to celebrate while traveling.
But besides that, we feel great! We agree, we would rather go to the beach and have our adventure, than the alternative: not doing this lifestyle change, never to have left Denmark. We also agree, there is no need to prepare a whole lot, as the celebration is mostly about spending a day together, doing whatever is nice to do, where ever we are.
The miracle of life
The stay at Mon La Bassa is such a blessing. Our grounding, the surroundings, the vibration, the people, the animals. Storm and Silke are getting a full education of taking care of lots of different animals, I get to evolve my friendship with lots of amazing human beings, and even with animals, and we all get to unfold our dream of the bus life, which is perfect, just perfect here.
Just to top it, like a dessert, we had the wonderful experience of meeting newborn goats. One perfect sunday, beautiful and strong Blanca came knocking on the door of the bus, inviting us to join in the awe. The goat had just given birth to two perfect little ones. We stayed with her, until both of them had learned to breastfeed. It was a spiritually great experience, and an important study of mother love and basic instinct. We had great conversations about so many things afterwards.
After an hour or 2, when Blanca was sure everything was okay, the mother and the small goats had to be moved to a closed place to spend some weeks in peace. Storm and Silke each carried a little one, and learned, it is important to hold them away from the body, so they cry. That way, the mother will follow. It seems cruel, but has a purpose. They get to be inside, away from the other animals, with shelter and peace.
What do you think? Can we let go of tradition too?
These are the highlights of this week, the birthdays and the goats. In close competition with days at the beach, friends, blue sky, birds, singing, workshops, drawing. Enjoy the photos and let me know: What do you think about traditions, can we let go of them? Is it all in the mind, or is it truly important to hold on to cultural code, for example when it comes to celebrating birthdays of children?