Monday, 9 November 2015

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, R for Rainbow Race, Sky Watch

A Heaven full of stars

En himmel full av stjerner.
Blått hav så langt du ser.
En jord der blomster gror.
Kan du ønske mer ?
Sammen skal vi leve
hver søster og hver bror.
Små barn av regnbuen
og en frodig jord.

Noen tror det ikke nytter.
Andre kaster tiden bort med prat.
Noen tror at vi kan leve av
plast og syntetisk mat.
Og noen stjeler fra de unge
som blir sendt ut for å sloss
Noen stjeler fra de mange
som kommer etter oss

si det til alle barna!
Og si det til hver far og mor:
Ennå har vi en sjanse
til å dele et håp på jord.

On 22 July 2011, Breivik bombed government buildings in Oslo, which resulted in eight deaths.
Within a few hours of the explosion he arrived at Utøya island, the site of a Norwegian Labour Party youth camp, posing as a police officer in order to take the ferry to the island, and then opened fire on the unarmed adolescents present, killing 69.
The following song was sung outside the courthouse on the day Anders Breivik stood on trial. The crowd sang  this as a peaceful protest to the hideous crime Anders Breivik had committed. Being in the courthouse, Anders B, must have heard this song.

One blue sky above us


One blue sky above us

One ocean lapping all our shores


One earth so green and round

Who could ask for more

And because I love you

I'll give it one more try

To show my rainbow race

It's too soon to die.

Some folks want to be like an ostrich,

Bury their heads in the sand.

Some hope that plastic dreams

Can unclench all those greedy hands.

Some hope to take the easy way:

Poisons, bombs. They think we need 'em.

Don't you know you can't kill all the unbelievers?

There's no shortcut to freedom.


Go tell, go tell all the little children.

Tell all the mothers and fathers too.

Now's our last chance to learn to share

What's been given to me and you.


Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our  logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar. Thank you Team of O. W. T.!

 For Sky Watch  press the logo in the sidebar if you want to see more of the sky of our world.
Your Skywatch Friday hosts are Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia.

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and thanks to Roger. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with R.


Two of my rainbow grandchildren

brother and sister

Rainbow sisters




eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty series of sky captures. It is always nice to see a rainbow. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures, Wil, as always!! I do love the rainbow!! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!!

NC Sue said...

Thank you so much for these lovely photos. I hope you'll come share them at You're welcome to join us each week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my dear Wil , such an unspeakably sad story for people to have dealt with so beautifully. In a terribly imperfect world, their strength gives us hope for humanity. How I wish we could understand what makes people hate like that man did and prevent it. (And of course I need not mention that my country has way too much of that sort of thing. ). The words to the song are beautiful as are your pictures ... Thank you for the translation and the links.

carol l mckenna said...

All beautiful photos! Thanks!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Fun60 said...

An event that few of us will forget. It is so difficult to comprehend the hows and whys of people who become mass murderers. Something he had planned and plotted for some time. I doubt anyone close to the victims will ever be able to truly move on in their lives.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Tja.....voor zoiets zijn geen woorden .... daar is het gewoonweg te afschuwelijk en onbegrijpelijk voor ...

Je foto's zijn weer plaatjes, als altijd.

Heb en hou het goed!
Lieve groet, Melody

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos of the rainbow, Wil!

Roger Owen Green said...

My Rainbow Race!


photowannabe said...

I love your Rainbow Children and all the wonderful photos and thoughts you shared Wil.
Thank you.

Lucinda Goce Bristol Tamhane Sahakian said...

rainbow race is a smart term for R...
a uplifting moment of seeing your rainbow post.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the rainbow shots and adorable rainbow children!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Trubes said...

Hello dear Wil,
A touching post in several ways, we wonder why somebody so young, could meticulously plan such a cold and calculated act.
I wonder how long Hitler
planned his massacre of innocent people.. Did it start in his crazed mind in his
We will never know now about his psyche because there were no resources for people
with mental health issues then....
There was a boy I went to college with who had suicidal feelings and many of his student pals did share their concerns with the tutors... sadly he committed suicide even though people , including his parents tried so had to help him he had Paranoid Schizophrenia.... which sadly can manifests itself in, usually young men from 18+

Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

A beautiful, thoughtful post, thank you very much.