Désirée Saarela, Photo: Andreas Haals

I tid och otid – Unexpected meetings

Kindred spirits do exist and sometimes you meet one when you least expect it. Someone who somehow understands exactly who you are and what you mean without even having to utter any words. Be it a very short meeting there is always some invisible connection that unites and makes you feel you already know the…
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Désirée Saarela, Photo: Andreas Haals

Jorden runt – Around the world

Imagine all the things that are constantly happening in the world and in our lives. That we are part of a larger whole that is in constant flux. I often think about how we humans build our days, our lives, our reality. It’s fascinating. Life carries on as long as we carry life.   En…
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Désirée Saarela, Photo: Andreas Haals

Östersjöns dotter – Daughter of the Baltic

Helsinki is sometimes called the “Daughter of the Baltic Sea”. This is a song to my home city, a place that I often visit and which for me is like a second home. To constantly keep coming home to this fine city reminds me of times past, of the stages in life and growing as…
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Désirée Saarela, Photo: Andreas Haals

Vore det du, vore det jag – It could be you, it could be me

I’ve had the privilege of living in a time without war and never needed to flee from my country, I’ve only heard stories of what it was like when war was a reality in Finland. I really am grateful that my kids can grow up in a safe environment, without war or violence. May peace…
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VIDARE - Vara på väg

Vara på Väg – Being on the road

I live in a small village out in rural Ostrobothnia on the west coast of Finland. It’s the home of beautiful forests, lovely fields and pastures, gravel pits filled with clear groundwater, with the sea quite close at hand. I go running a lot in my free time. I run along the gravel roads, so…
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Désirée Saarela, Photo: Andreas Haals

Allt det som livet bär – All that life carries

A song for my youngest son, Elvin. To a new beginning. To a new life. A song to life as it is and the life we live every day. We are all worthy of the best in life. We are all fine the way we are. We have all been newborns once, with all those…
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Désirée Saarela, Photo: Andreas Haals

Du kan gå mycket längre – You can go so much further

A song about daring to believe in yourself and doing things that may seem quite impossible at first. About daring to stretch your limits beyond your comfort zone. We are very much influenced by our thoughts. If you want to, you can. The time that you have is always there for you.   Du kan…
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Désirée Saarela, Photo: Andreas Haals

Föränderlig blåvinge – Northern blue

Last summer I was in the habit of going for longer runs whenever I had the chance. The runs took me through woods and pastures off the beaten track. For some reason there were many butterflies basking in the sun along the narrow gravel roads. I saw many small blue butterflies. At times they were…
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Stjärna som lyser igen – A star that shines again

Feeling a connection with something that happened a long time ago. A feeling or a mood that you find hard to place and hard to be rid of. I feel like I’m carrying something that has been in our family for generations. Perhaps as a sense of unease, an anxiety that will never wholly disappear.…
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Mellan Världar - Goda Tider

Goda Tider

Se solen skiner se solen skiner just för dig goda tider goda tider den bär med sig de e’ dags att vända de e’ dags att vända blad sidor i livet sidor i livet vi alla har allt det där som händer har en mening allt det där som skrivs på varje blad sida efter…
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