The pre-school shrine | #MikaTheHero

Early morning walk to the pre-school, Nektarinen. I promised myself I would go to his intended school start for the season. Met some personell again, and especially the dedicated teacher who would be our contact person. I sat down at the shrine they made for the kids to sorrow. One of the kids is a truly cuddly love-bomb, and she sat down in my lap where I sat in front of the shrine. She asked; “Is Mika dead?”, and I explained as good as I could, and what he died from. Truly heartbreaking! They will have the memorial moment planting…

Mika Memorial And Bye-Bye Announced Today | #MikaTheHero #MikaMemorial #MikaByeBye

Publically announced today. Mika Memorial and Bye Bye Ceremony, 29th of August 2019 in Norra Kapellet/North Chapel – Norra Kyrkogården/North Graveyard, Matteus Congregation, Norrköping. All who feel the calling are welcome. Swedish Facebook event is there. English mirroring of event will be published. Today we met the wonderful and for us sent priest Lisa Linderoth, who also took care of the Funeral of Karin’s daddy and Mika’s grandpa Hans, 2010. She remembered that. The outline of the ceremony is set. Afterwards we met with Mika’s godmother Hanna with family, and had a debriefing Fika alone with Hanna. Such a great…

Living the grief – and finding the healing | #MikaTheHero #RIP

Let the forest be our healer. In Grännäs, Valdemarsvik, at my mother-in-law Hedwig. Co-grief. Just took a forest therapy walk, and an evening tea after that. Now in bed. We will be here until Wednesday. Photos from back and front view from the house, “Hedwigsborg” – Castle of Hedwig. Sleep, holy sleep, come! And let Mika come through in my dreams tonight to hear him say he is ok! We survived – barely – the first night without Mika. Sleep came to us against all odds, in rounds of three. Mantras help! Yesterday every single breath was a victory against…

Visiting my bro’ Anders beyond his brain surgery! | #AndersSporring

Anders has undergone getting a probe in his brain, a so-called DBS – deep brain stimulation. It is there to strongly inhibit or even stop his essential tremor and hopefully also some of his Parkinson shakings. A new life in the loop for Andy! He is surprisingly ok after going through such a thing! The operation took place in Karolinska Hospital, Neurophysiological Dept, this Wednesday, and he is on convalescence until next week! So happy for you, bro’! What an upgrade! Andy, v. 8.0 – The Bionic Man, now with TWO Pacemakers! How cool is that? And the new one…

Drafting A Thesis Sketch! | #Music4Health

Finally! Got truly into the deepest of writing flow today, when I got focused energy to finalize the first draft of a Thesis Sketch! Hopefully something developing to a full-fledged Synopsis, mature enough to attract further resources. Now sent to my mentor and professor emeritus Bengt Johannisson for response. Happy to see all years of thoughts materialize to this level! And yes – live as you learn! Music for productivity, and the focused social setting at the silent reading room at the University Library really got me disciplined! Almost five hours efficient time. Oh yes! And not that exhausted either….

In Braås, with Bengt | #Workshop

Arriving this morning, for a three day workshop with my mentor and friend Bengt Johannisson, prof. em. in entrepreneurship and business development. I am helping him to virtualize himself, starting off with a WordPress Site and adding social web services onwards. He helps me in my PhD Thesis Synopsis to make my interest in researching how Music For Health is researched tangible, sense-made and doable. He and his wife shows great and warm hospitality, being here in his home for the first time – 19 years beyond the first meeting! Better late than never! Lovely to meet their dog Winnie…