31 Oct 2008 – Last day of Oct
The first snow fell on Wed making it looked like winter wonderland. Visited Linn & May’s paternal grandmother, Ellen Hald on Nesøya, where I lived in 1974. Yesterday’s rain washed away the wonderland downtown. Ingrid drove us to Trick or Treat for more snow at Grefsenkollen up in the hills. Hot chocolate with a spectacular view of Oslo in the background was the perfect way to take leave after experiencing summer, autumn and winter during my 5 months stay.
Doing my rounds of farewell before Clement Lam’s (nephew from SIN) visit and before flying off to SIN next week.
To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up;
A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get and a time to lose; a time to keep and a time to cast away;
A time to rend and a time to sew; a time to keep silence and a time to speak;
A time to love and a time to hate; a time of war and a time of peace –
Ecclesiastes 3. 1-8