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 HolgerDanske.
If you are ever lucky enough to go to Denmark there is a castle called Kronborgwhich 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 HolgerDanske, 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.