Knut Braa

Time to shelter up?

It`s a beautiful day It’s a beautiful day outside, a rare occurrence here in Trondheim, situated in the heart of Norway.  A long, dreary winter has finally let go, and some kind of spring is here. I have just been to the store where I have bought everything I need for another day. Of course, …

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The real heroes

Liberation Day. I am often asked what this day means to me. I must honestly admit that my first thoughts this day go to my wife, Anne Lise who celebrates her birthday the 8. of May.  But the day is so much more than that, of course. My thoughts this day may not be so …

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“Embracing Life’s Fleeting Moments: Finding Meaning in the Essence of Existence”

The profound essence Explore the profound essence of life through fleeting moments and reflections. Discover the significance of cherishing the small things and embracing meaningful living in this insightful contemplation. The rest of your life Contemplating the essence of a lifetime can lead us down unexpected paths of reflection, often illuminated by simple yet profound …

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The sound of silence

Poems dressed in wonderful music I was ( still am) an avid fan of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Their lyrics (mainly Paul’s lyrics) were something out of the ordinary. They were poems dressed in wonderful music. Who forgets sentences like:  People talking without speakingPeople hearing without listeningPeople writing songs that voices never share (from …

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A lost generation

An early morning reflection An early morning reflection on a lost generation of young people, this time from a Russian perspective. I don’t know exactly how many Russians have died or been injured in Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine. The figures range from 50,000 to 350,000. Regardless, the numbers are staggering. 350,000 people, mainly young …

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