Friday, May 11, 2007

Holger Danske

Hopeful to Hateful asked me about the picture that I use for my blog. Since she isn't the first to ask, I would like to introduce you to Holger Danske.

If you are ever lucky enough to go to Denmark there is a castle called Kronborg which sits at the very tip of Denmark. On a clear day you can see see across the water to Sweden. Kronborg is also the home of Hamlet, if you are a Shakespeare fan. Being on the sea, the Danes have had their fair share of war over the years. Kronborg still has cannons, although I don't believe they have been fired in a very, very long time. There aren't any proper castles in the US so I loved visiting this one.

In the casemates of Kronborg sits Holger Danske, also called The Sleeping King. There are many stories starring Holger, but in this case, if Denmark is ever attacked he will awaken to defend her once again.

I wasn't sure what picture to use for my blog. I was originally going to use a picture of the Little Mermaid, but this one caught my eye. He seemed a little lonely, which was how I felt. Now that I look at it, though, he is just waiting, isn't he?. We all know a lot about waiting.

A few minutes ago I heard that my friend MP is going to have her baby today. I wish her much happiness and a safe and uneventful delivery. I'm sure she can't wait to meet her baby. Deep down inside, though, there is this little bit of hurt that just won't go away. Somehow I have to find a way to stay positive and believe that someday I won't have to wait anymore.


hopeful to hateful in 28 days said...

That's interesting! He looks like he is waiting patiently. Is there a flame that burns under him? That could symbolize your burning desire to have a child.

I hope you have a good weekend!

Courtney said...

Very enlightening post today! Thank you for answering that question (I was wondering the same thing). I am sorry for the hurt that you are feeling. I wish and hope that your wait will soon be over.

Becks said...

I do hope you don't have to wait too long for your baby.

Loved the story about Holger.

Reproductive Jeans said...

Very cool! Thanks for telling us that story.
Congrats to your friend-and I know that your turn will come SOON=)

Sticky Bun said...

Great story! And, here's hoping that your wait doesn't have to be much longer...