I’m Alive

I just came back last night from a week-long stay in London and Newbold College. The Vejlefjord Choir asked me to join them as pianist on their annual tour, and I gladly obliged. Ryanair provided the £25-incentive to stay a couple of days extra, mostly hanging out with friends.

Many highlights deserve mentioning: bus trip with a load of happy students; improvised worship session at Newbold Church Friday night; meeting old friends again after way too long; the very warm welcome at Stanborough Park Church; the choir performing beautifully; meeting the Danish small group (some of who read my blog :); revisiting Tate Britain; helping Sabrina and Risto move; and much more.

But apart from all that and the thrill of leaving the country again and speaking a lot of English, what I really enjoyed was being busy again. There was a lot to do with practicing and performing, and the tension of it turns me on. As it turns out, I miss being busy, even to the point of stress. I think I am closest to myself when I have a lot to do, and just a little bit less time than I actually need. Lately it’s been too much the opposite.

Author: Kenneth Mollerup Birch

Living north of Copenhagen, Denmark. MA in Information Science. Interests include communication, internet, sociology, language, politics, religion, theology, travel, music, and food.

3 thoughts on “I’m Alive”

  1. Interestingly enough, my mother was just at Newbold College in February to interview a staff or faculty member there (I’m not sure which) who gave up her place on the Ukrainian Olympic Ski Team in order to keep the Sabbath.

    Her name was Katja, or Katya. I’m not sure what her last name is.

    She did finally make it to the Olympics this last February as the team chaplain (for Britain, I think).

    It’s a great story my mother’s writing a book on.

    I’ll let you know when it’s published.

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