Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lamentation.


Now temperatures have risen again, so that it snowed almost all of yesterday and that it's snowing richly today, is neither here nor there when it all melts away before it reaches the ground. The ice that had spread out across riddarfjärden is now slowly melting away. Allover is that depressing, dripping sound from drainpipes. I can't stand this!

The feeling of winter is now completely gone again, it has been replaced by this tepid humidity. The honeysuckle on the balcony might be budding soon - wich i would love if this was in may and not the middle of january...now it's just saddening.

It looked like the water on riddarfjärden would freeze as it's done as long as i can remember -then it would turn into this huge open space where you can walk for several kilometres, not last year though, or the years before that -the last time was in the winter of 2005 wich was remarkably cold. As it looks this winter might turn out to be just as mild and dreary as it was last year - just like five months of march, wich is really the dingiest, dullest month of all.

It is just as depressing as a summer that completely rains away -or that has no rain at all...
We have had mild winters before, but nothing like this. This just feels like the end of the world. I so miss that exhilarating feeling of walking in this magical, pristine winterland, over frozen waters, the brightness of the snow, the frost crystals on the windows.


Illustrations by Johann Heinrich Füssli and myself

12 comments:

Ninon said...

Well, you should come to Åland, then :) Here things look a little whiter (at least, now). But I know what you mean, it's been an awfully "brown" winter...

P.S I love your new header.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

How dreadful! It does sound awful. How could you not be depressed? It was 79 degrees F here today. Windows open! Just nuts, but sunny and beautiful. Wish I could offer you a suggestion or a one way ticket to somewhere fabulous. Hang in there!!!
Catherine

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Forgot to say - Love the header.
Catherine

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hi again,
First - I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed your drawing. And second, I suppose this is more of an e-mail ... was wondering - Can the images from the site you told me about be used if they follow the copywrite guidelines of 70 yrs. plus 70 after death of the painter or original photographer? No need to post. Send word at your leisure. Think snow or sunshine!!!
Catherine

My Castle in Spain said...

oh...wish you all the snow in the world ! and to think we had a bit of snow here in Andalucia which is very rare..

ah..yes..it's the end of the world..
but may be a little cup of tea from Mariage Frères should revive your spirit
:-)

same as Catherine above, i adooore your header i would love to see more of your beautiful illustration work

à bientôt !

Indyeah said...

You are tagged!:)http://ofsongsforthesoul.blogspot.com/2009/02/tagged-once-more.html

Circe said...

Weather aside, Darling Tutta, I hope you are quite well! We have had flurries and flourishes, but no lasting white... Otherwise I'd encourage you to enjoy vicariously... Miss you and your postings... Best Wishes, Circe

Indyeah said...

umm...been wanting to comment since long...:)but always felt hesitant...
I have to tell you this first....your header is so beautiful..as others have also said...I too wish you sunny ,sunny days and warmth and the compnay of loved ones..:)
Indyeah:)

Indyeah said...

umm...been wanting to comment since long...:)but always felt hesitant...
I have to tell you this first....your header is so beautiful..as others have also said...I too wish you sunny ,sunny days and warmth and the compnay of loved ones..:)
Indyeah:)

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I hope you have a lovely day today Tutta - with lots of inspiring music. My friend is coming to perform at your little theater there this summer. I wish I could come too. Going to see her performance of Dido and Aeneas on Monday and to work backstage with costumes.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Much love to you and Moa,
Catherine

Mrs Woffington said...

Hello Tutta Rolf, just a note to say that I've nominated your lovely blog for an award:

http://mrswoffington.blogspot.com/2009/02/excessively-diverting-blog-award.html

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Dear Tutta -
When you return to blogland - I've left something for you on my blog. And just this very second I have looked up at the comments and see that someone has beaten me to it! Obviously you are much in demand!!!
All the best,
Catherine
P.S. In answer to your question - It is my friend, the dancer, the one whose site I led you to who will be there this summer. A performace to do with Orlando!