The Danish poet (2006)



I used to think that everybody was adopted from outerspace that before we were born we were just little seeds floating around in the sky waiting for someone to come and get us this election process was random and there was no rhyme or reason as to who our parents would be in a way I was right because our chance to be born hinges on our parents meeting my parents met completely by chance due to a chain of events that was set in motion many years ago in a small apartment in Copenhagen in this apartment they lived a Danish poet called Casper Juergen scene Casper was so worried about running out of ideas that he often could not think of anything to write to him he therefore went to see dr. murk who specialized in this problem why don't you go on a holiday get some fresh air where can you go on holiday if you don't have any money and you don't speak French what about Norway it's cheap and they're practically Danish Kasper began to research Norwegian holiday possibilities at the library he came across a book called Scandinavian confusion about famous Swedes who were actually Norwegian and famous Norwegians who were actually Danish and so on this is how he discovered the Norwegian writer sigrid undset who was originally Danish she had read with epic novel Christine love once doctors and had won the Nobel Prize for Literature Christine Lawrence doctor is the story of Christine who is engaged to Simon but Christine falls in love with Ireland and she breaks up with Simon and marries Ireland against her father's will she regrets this fateful decision for the rest of her life and never forgives herself no matter how many times she walks barefoot and pregnant on pilgrimage to the needles cathedral this novel so profoundly moved Casper that he wrote a letter to sigrid undset dear mrs. ronsen I am a Danish pole may I please come and visit you in Norway for inspiration best regards Casper your Genson they are mr. jorgensen I could use a little inspiration myself nowadays please come and visit me anytime best regards Sigrid on set and so it was that Casper went on holiday to Norway just as dr. Marc had prescribed Kaspar went to the nearest farm to ask for shelter I am a great admirer of secret unset and I'm on my way to little Homer to visit her what a coincidence my family's related to her my third cousins brother-in-law was Sigrid once it's great uncles nieces husband's grandfather so your family was originally from Denmark well perhaps we're all originally from Denmark Custer was offered food and shelter until the rain stopped but as often happens in Norway the rain never really stopped cusper did not mind at all for lune de Gaulle had a beautiful daughter called England who tended to the chickens and romantically map the stars above the farm a summer romance was in full bloom when hospital Taplin ingebord you changed my life in you boy please be my wife she explained that although she would like to marry him she was actually already engaged to the farmer across the valley he was the son of her father's best friend and a well-respected member of the community an august wedding was planned this is exactly like when Kristen Dahlgren static can't marry Ireland because he's engaged to Simon but then she breaks up with him in marries Ireland anyway in spite of her father's stirring objections not exactly for ingebord had also read priests in Dublin's doctor and you that disobeying one's father would lead to a life lived in the shadows of guilt and regret aníbal gave Kasper a lock of her hair and promised that she would not cut it until they were reunited he forgot all about his intended visit to see grievances and returned to Denmark heartbroken and empty-handed but for the love of his beloved's here how can I write when I feel so sad some people think that's the best time really cuz betrothed to write but nobody cared about his sad poetry he reread pristine love and started again and again as if this year for his broken heart could be found somewhere between the 1500 pages ingerborg was unhappy to me when she regretted that she had not disobeyed her father and married caspere you'd better cut your hair before I trip in it and twist my ankle said her husband there are worse things in life than a twisted ankle answer ding gable and then something much worse did happen ingerborg immediately wrote a letter to cus for telling him that she was now free to marry but Casper never received the letter and Inga boy waited in vain for his reply meanwhile Inga box hair grew and grew she decided to employ the children in the neighborhood to comb and brush it for her one of them was a little girl who was exceptionally good at arranging enables here in complicated braids and knots and elegant beehives her name was vest LeMay and she became Inga Berg's favorite hairdresser inga boys life passed uneventfully for years until the day that sigrid undset died you must go to the funeral why because she was your relative but she was Danish when a relative dies you go to the funeral whether she was Danish or not said wrestler me Kasper was grief-stricken by the death of his favorite author you must go to the funeral but it's in Norway just go Kasper did not like being reminded of death but he went to seek riddance his funeral anyway and was glad it is because there he was finally reunited with Inga boy great now I can finally cut my hair are you nuts I love your hair Hospital became living proof that some poets are better off happy than sad he published a poetry collection called joy and happiness which was translated to all the Scandinavian languages and became a best-seller of sorts ingerborg was happy too but she was growing increasingly concerned about her split ends when Caspar one day tripped in her unbraided hair and broke his thumb she saw an opportunity she called West LeMay who was no longer a little girl but a young woman she understood the urgency of the situation and jumped on the next train to Oslo to take the ferry to Copenhagen the only available seat was next to a young man who was reading Casper's joy and happiness his name was Peter and he told West LeMay that he was going to Copenhagen for inspiration and to meet Caspar gurgenson who was his favorite poet that's quite a coincidence service lemon it remains to be safe that vests LeMay gave Inga Boris flustering haircut that Petrus visit to Copenhagen was very inspiring that Casper's thumb healed nicely and last but not least that Petra invest limb I fell in love with each other sometime later they became my parents but had it not been for the Danish poet and sigrid undset a rainy summer in Norway a slippery born plank a careless mailman a hungry goat a broken thumb and a crowded train my parents might never have met at all and who knows I might still be a little seed floating around in the sky waiting for someone to come and get me you you

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