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“There’s always Norway…”

…I would say when violence erupted in Seattle, in Lakewood, at the Uffizi in my beloved Florence. At the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, a wallet was inadvertently left on a bench. The finder turned in the wallet which made its way back to its owner.  Gotta love a country where its citizens are so honest. A peace-loving, quiet country with lefse and fiords.  There’s always Norway to flee to; a place my ancestors left in the 1890s could be a great place for us to land in retirement, I’d say.

Then last week’s massacre: the bombing in Oslo, on the island those innocent sweet children gunned down, hunted. Paradise violated.

Yesterday at church, I made my way back to my pew after receiving Communion.  This silence is a time of quiet reflection when I pray for family, friends, concerns. Each time I ask myself who, what needs prayer.  Yesterday, as I reflected, I had only one thought: “There’s always Norway.”  

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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