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Espen Gilsvik  Ars longa, vita brevis - Deus semper major

"Strip away the layers and reveal your soul
Got to give yourself up and then you become whole
You're a slave to yourself and you don't even know
You want to live the fast life but your brain moves slow
If you're trying to stay high then you're bound to stay low
You want God but you can't deflate your ego
If you're already there then there's nowhere to go
If you're cup's already full then its bound to overflow
If you're drowning in the water's and you can't stay afloat
Ask Hashem for mercy and he'll throw you a rope
You're looking for help from God you say he couldn't be found
Looking up to the sky and searchin' beneath the ground
Like a King without his Crown
Yes, you keep fallin' down
You really want to live but can't get rid of your frown
Tried to reach unto the heights and wound bound down on the ground
Given up your pride and the you heard a sound
Out of night comes day and out of day comes light
Nullified to the One like sunlight in a ray,
Makin' room for his love and a fire gone blaze
Makin' room for his love and a fire gone blaze
What's this feeling?
My love will rip a hole in the ceiling
Givin' myself to you from the essence of my being
Sing to my God all these songs of love and healing
Want Moshiach now so it's time we start revealing"

Singledad-life requires a tad #bromance #kärlek #beardedlove
Photocreds to the longarmed @bontomme

The sound of an empty room
After all is cleaned
floor is broomed
When all my significants
are stuffed in boxes
All zipped and locked
shipped and tucked
to silent slumber
Within darkness of storages
far yonder
The quiet of void walls
Once white and bright
The echo of vast halls
Then sharp and loud
Invite new voices
to replace the pictures
of past hung proud
Now obstacles and obsolete
Ushered into oblivion,
rest and sleep
Safe and sound
remains the walls around
Air and light
enters from above heights
Roof and rubble's
removed within my troubles
Noise of silence is all I find
A peace that lingers, a quiet mind

Astounded by and grateful for our new friends at @mosaic_bay who handed over this huge sack filled w christmas presents 🎅🏻🎅🏻🎄🙏🙏 we are in no sense of the word materially deprived, but the experience of being welcomed in to a community of faith and friendship where all sorts of ppl w diverse backgrounds are included has truly been a valuable gift
#feliznavidad #mosaicbay #churchfam #calbears

hear the breakers roar
be still as oceans thunder
feet has left the shore
now my fate is yonder
sifting shells and sand
light and water blind
an outstretched trembling hand
falls gently into Thine

"I'm grateful for getting to hold a bunny today" Anna Olivia (8)
#thanksgiving 2016

Got to spend election night with my daughter serving food and making new friends within the homeless community here in the shelter w Berkeley Food & Housing Project. The soul of a nation, if there is such a thing, one could argue is defined by how we treat the weakest among us, the nameless, the faceless, the paperless, those with the wrong color, broken bodies or dreams, those at the bottom.
After tonights frustration there is another election to be made for all of us, that is; how can I be part of bringing healing, hope and change into my community and especially to those in the margins. I hope for both a good turnout and a better fallout for this election.

#thepresidentofyoursoul "I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.' (‭Matthew‬ ‭25‬:‭34-36‬ MSG)

The California heaven opens, letting out a subtle gasp as it finally releases its weight of water towards a sun scorched earth. Thirsty cracks in the dusty ground greets the gift from the clouds, the trees bows gently with its braches acknowledging the long awaited guest pouring in. Trickles whisper, streams rustle and torrents scuffle over the stained sidewalks where shoes slowly strolled now scurrying in search of shelter. While behind them a sea of mercy swiftly and discretely erasing filth and footprints, leaving but shallow puddles and a clean scent of hope and new beginnings.

2.Chorintians 5:17

Happy birthday @miriamgilsvik
Neste år blir det egg m ansjos inkl. lys på toppen🕯🎈🎉💃

Afternoon fog creeps onto the #sanfrancisco shoreline.
#sausalito viewpoint

Got to listen to and interact w intellectual giant #ucb professor and former secretary of labour #RobertReich on #savingcapitalism #inequality #counterveilingpolicy #scandinavianwelfaresystem and the future of american politics. Nice warmup to this evenings #presidentialdebate w Hillary & Trump.
Will they talk about how the game is rigged in favor of the richest 1%..?
Or that the CEOs in the US are earning 300 times that of the average worker? That the land of opportunity is scarce of opportunity and paved w the shattered dreams of an increasingly frustrated middle class.

Although age and maturity can sometimes be a generational barrier to overcome, one cannot deny the attentive listening skills of the usually harmless and approachable faculty here at #ucberkeley

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