Friday, September 24, 2010

Because drinking beer under starry skies ought to be better if there is kissing involved, but instead you remind us of the pleasures involved in actually longing for something. And because when we simply put words on our perception of reality, you tell us that that it is among the most beautiful things anyone has ever said about you. And whenever we think about you, a warm, white light appears. And because you makes us not know what to do, but if the birds have been twittering especially melodious on your morning bike to work, it is because we kindly asked them to.
Slightly ridiculous, we know, but sometimes it is difficult to resist a pair of pipe smoking twins. Yet it is even more ridiculous to flick through an astrology book during lunch break and get an instant cosmic revelation to our own behaviour;

Det finns nog inget tecken som har förmågan att uppvakta så som Tvillingen. När hon flirtar och visar sina romantiska känslor i ord och handling kan ingen stå emot. Men hennes rastlöshet och stora frihetsbehov är det som oftast hindrar henne från en djupare relation. Tvillingen längtar efter kärlek men är innerst inne rädd för att binda sig vid en enda människa. Då är fanatsin tryggare. Tvillingen är kär nästan jämnt, och drömmer om den perfekta kärleken, men hon låter det oftast stanna vid drömmar för att slippa möta den krassa verkligheten.

Oh, no!

Because for curls and a beard we might make an exception to our otherwise non-attraction towards red heads. And looking back at the summer, the kissing has been in abundance, overall fantasticness has reigned and Trädgården has been a pleasant watering hole from beginning til end.

Photos by: Sima Korenivski

- That's so cute!
- Not as cute as you are!
- My friend just walked out and I'm also about to leave..
- That was before you met me.
- Ah, you're adorable.

Kissing ensues.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Because we love men and animals, men with animals, or simply all species. And at the library today we found a book that had us hooked in the preface, where the author, within the space of three pages, explain interspecie communication as well as offer a constructive take on how Swedes might view our new, undesired political situation with a xenophobic party entering the parliament;

I used to raise chickens and ducks for food. After a couple of years, a pack of coyotes discovered the easy meals, and I began to lose birds. I scared the coyotes away when I happened to be home, but I knew I could not forever stand guard. One day, when I saw a coyote stalking chickens I asked it to stop. I did this more out of frustration than conviction.
The odd thing was, the coyote did stop, and neither it nor other pack members returned.


As Franz Kafka put it, you may not destroy someone's world unless you are prepared to offer a better one. But no redemption can be found in avoidance of difficult issues. Redemption comes only after we have moved through the horrors of our present situation to the better world that lies beyond it. By confronting the problemas courageously as we can and at the same time presentling alternatives, our barriers to clarity, including our false hopes, may crumble to reveal previously unseen possibilities.

Excerpt from Derrick Jensen's A Language Older Than Words, 2004.
Because you look like the Russian penpal we always dreamed of.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Because we could go on raving about your porcelain skin/olive complexion/hazel eyes/ movie star lips/ lower east side rock band aura forever. And your hair is just the thick, ebony mess we adore the most.
Image via In need of some Polish.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Because they great thing about June, July and August is not simply tanned arms, but as our friend the photograher put it; "Well, that's summer for ya, everyone is happy and horny".

Although there is no valid reason for people to change behaviour, the vast majority seem to be closing up their physical and emotional candy stores as September moves forward. This saddens us. And how exactly do you plan to survive winter then?

Keep the sweetness burning.
Because Swedish men are so wholesome, sweet and trustworthy that we keep falling in love with a few of them each week. Americans are weird (in the good way) and intriguing, which is fun, but in most cases they turn out to be completely screwed (in the bad way). Whereas there is something about our own countrymen that just makes us want to move in and have babies.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Because sometimes you forget what you love if you loose sight of it, and that's why we have friends who don't let friends forget about the beauty, the beard and the dark, long hair.
Because we rarely get to quote Freud, but when it comes to the unconscious power of love, we seem to agree; "When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageus to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think by the deep inner needs of our nature."
Because you are the tallest half of our favorite married couple, you are all about enjoying life, you don't eat meat, drive a Porsche, hang out at Home Depot, and because the trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.
Because you are black-and-white men, smoking cigarettes and carrying paperbacks in your pockets, looking like models just by leaning against a wall. And because Jack Kerouac said; "Maybe that's what life is...a wink of the eye and winking stars.”
Yes, we do know that not keeping in touch or responding is the universal behaviour of men who just aren't that into you. Yet, this is not something that stops us from being eternal optimists or repeating previously failed behavior, 'cause you never know,
this time it might be different.

Okey, haha. Men herregud! Ursäkta om jag stör men jag är ju i stockholm och det finns ingen som jag så gärna ligger med som dig! Ägna dig åt lite välgörenhet och gör en tjej glad. Väldigt glad! :-) puss och kram

Ps. Jag hoppas du är lycklig!

Helst vill jag ju ligga med dig när jag är nykter, men man kan ju alltid hoppas att ditt omdöme sviktar lite under småtimmarna. Xoxo

In our mild criticism to the modern, constantly connected society, we would like to point out that when you have internet in your phone, it is way too easy to look up previously erased numbers in the online yellow pages.