Sunday, July 17, 2011
"A picture of someone who inspires you."
That is a tough one today... there are a lot of people I admire but who inspires me...?
Number one is Mary Kingsley - I read about her when I was in swedish gymnasium and have never forgotten her.
I could picture her sitting in a canoe on Ubanga river in full victorian outfit... ahe was an explorer in a time when exploring were men only... really interesting and ispiring.
The other photo is a group:
These women were liberal and started a school for women on the farm that was owned by one of them. When I was running my paper I thought that if business would prosper and there would be profits to reinvest I would start some sort of intstitution inspird by those women. One third of the year it would be classes for underpriviliged women, one third it would be a meeting place and education for new ideas and one third would be plain hotel business... Never had any profits to spare and maybe I was not strong enough at that time to do it...