Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself.
      — Astrid Lindgren (via observando)
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Du varg, du varg, kom inte hit.


Vargen ylar i nattens skog,
han vill men kan inte sova…
Hungern river hans vargabuk,
o det är kallt i hans stova…

Du varg. Du varg, kom inte hit, ungen min får du aldrig…

Vargen ylar i nattens skog,
ylar av hunger och klagan…
Men jag ska ge’n en grisasvans…
sånt passar i vargamagar

Du varg. Du varg, kom inte hit, ungen min får du aldrig…

Sov mitt barn i bädden hos mor,
låt vargen yla i natten…
Men jag ska ge’n en hönsaskank,
om ingen annan har tatt ‘en…

du varg, du varg kom inte hit, ungen min får du aldrig.
ungen min får du aldrig….

Perfect I-have-a-cold-and-everything-hurts reading!


Fictional Favourites [3/10]: Jonathan Lionheart, The Brothers Lionheart

"But then Jonathan said it was something he must do, even if it was dangerous. ‘Why?’ I wondered. ‘Otherwise you’re not a human being but just a piece of dirt’ said Jonathan."

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check out this Astrid Lindgren blog I made! x

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When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking—the first of his life. And she told him that he would have to go outside and find a switch for her to hit him with. The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”

All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone. And the mother took the boy onto her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because violence begins in the nursery—one can raise children into violence.

- Astrid Lindgren
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Du varg, du varg, kom inte hit.

“Don’t let them get you down: be cheeky and wild and wonderful!”

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Did you know Hayao Miyazaki wanted to do a Pippi Longstocking movie? After visiting Astrid Lindgren in Sweden, she denied his project. But there are still some very cute conceptual art left, found here.

Oh my god. Can you imagine if this had actually happened? Wow.

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