||"Matti, Iivari, Risto ja Aarne"
||socialist lessons and|
||to be inhabited safely, and maybe edifyingly, by our strength.|
||they will still walk home|
||"Kun me diskossa suudeltiin - Vain elämää kausi 8"
||Its TV shows are not necessarily any better.|
||The cat is saying "Dance with me. No, not like that. That isn't dancing."|
||And I pause here, because if you pause it helps kids realize that your question is only partially rhetorical. One of the things I kept noticing in Stockholm this trip is how quiet it can get. I didn't hear a single leaf-blower, and either you aren't required to have your trucks beep when they're backing up, or else Swedes plan ahead so they can always go forward. When I resume, I use a quieter voice, because this is another way to assert narrative authority, and I think about how it feels looking out over Söder from the Sofia church, or across the water at the rides in Grona Lund from the stairs behind the Sodra Theater.|
||"Sitä tipahtaa pimeyteen"
||And banking them in Nordic vaults.|
||And when the system breaks too badly for helpers to fix it just by helping, the next resort has to be not killing people but Witness. Not less humanity but more.|
||Finland: Anxious energy is also dancing.|