Dag: 2014-11-18

Good old experiences

Daily Prompts: Salad Days.
Is there a period in your own personal life that you think of as the good old days? Tell us a story about those innocent and/or exciting times (or lack thereof)

No, not exactly. But I think about my teenage life as a lot of fun in a life with good music and lots of friends.
Actually I don’t feel very comfortable with thinking in terms of ”good old days”. I like more to think about periods in my life that brought a lot of experiences to me.

The time in my life that brought lots of interesting and exciting memories to me is when I lived in the United Arab Emirates. So different from my usual life in Sweden. I had the opportunity to get to know many arab friends in the country as well as arab friends from other countries – from the Middle or Far East – yes friends from all over the world. I lived in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. We travelled all over the seven Emirates. This is the period in my life that I appreciate the most. People were so friendly and openminded. I learnt a lot about humans, different cultures and ways of living.

This happened in the early 80-ties.

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Så omoderna

Skrivpuff: Omodern.

De möttes vid festivalen. Hon hade BrigitteBardotrutig klänning med rynkad vid kjol och många stärkta underkjolar. Hon hade till och med en sådan där liten klut knuten på hakspetsen. Han bar åtsittande byxor med uppknäppt skjorta och bröstet blottat. Hade han haft en kraftig guldglänsande halskedja skulle man genast förknippat honom med en sydeuropé. Det skulle hon inte ha gillat. Halskedjan alltså. Typiskt avtändande enligt henne. Lika otänkbart som smycke i örat på killar.
Där satt de nyförälskade i festnatten. Så omoderna och samtidigt så modernt vintage.

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