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A new year – what a great excuse for a change!

Time for contemplating. Lake Manapouri, New Zealand. Photographer Kati Kalkamo.
Time for contemplating. Lake Manapouri, New Zealand, November 2017. Photographer Kati Kalkamo.

The turn of the year makes you ponder on life and think about your choices and what you are hoping for the future. It may be the most genius invention after birthdays in terms of chances to make changes, change directions, break bad habits and make choices and renew yourself. Some decisions and promises may not last but others may change your whole life and even the whole world.

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Art of seeing close

Haast river

See near as you would look far away. When far away, see as you would look close to you.

Several years ago when traveling in New Zealand I was sitting on a tourist boat admiring landscapes and sea views by the North Island. In the same boat there was an elderly man from New Zealand. He said that even though he lived so close to these amazing landscapes and wonders of nature he had never taken time to see these. We were as astonished by the landscapes only his journey to here had been about 45 hours and several thousand kilometers shorter.

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