Tribute

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  1. I immediately thought of you two when I saw the news (which resulted in me checking out the maps on how far Bergen was from Oslo, and perhaps the inherent geek in me calculated the probability that you were there, that there were victims and/or survivors that you guys personally knew, and so on…).

    But I digress. It is quite sad, however, that some people can be too reactionary to the point that he planned this massive attack just because of his fear of multiculturalism. This might have happened in Norway, but it is relevant to every country experiencing change, especially as we’re in the 21st century, and the world is getting smaller. People move around, cultures meet, and ideas mix. The world is changing, but the sad thing is that you and I might think that’s perfectly okay, but there are people out there who would kill just to stop it.

    1. I know one of the victims because we come from the same island where I used to live with my father. He was a promising young man and people even thought that he might become our future prime minister.

      I agree with you. Multiculturalism is the future and it’s delusional to try and stop it.

  2. Chase,

    So sorry to hear what took place there. I hope you’re fine and do take care. Hugs!

    (:

  3. It´s a wonderful quote, Charles, and perfect for the occasion of these horrific attacks. Our collective hearts go out to you there in your beautiful, peaceful country!

  4. Sending hugs and prayers for the citizens of Norway — especially the victims’ families. You are a strong people and I know you will prevail!!!

  5. A perfectly Beauiful Tribute, my dear Charles….And the quote is so right, too—Your creation with the hands touching and it being a Heart—Truly Touching, my dear.
    Such a terrible terrible event–TWO events that were ghastly, neyond words. How does anyone make sense of this? It feels to me that the world is getting more and more dangerous, if this can happen in Norway.

    1. Thank you Naomi. I was inspired to make this wallpaper when I first heard the quote from an interview on CNN. We cannot fight hatred with hatred, but with love and more democracy.

  6. I have been shocked and saddened by the events in your peaceful country. It’s hard to comprehend that one man can inflict so much damage. And very frightening. If this can happen in Norway, it can happen enywhere that embraces multiculturalism and welcomes people from all over the world. I hope that this man is not allowed to speak of his beliefs in court.
    Hugs to you and your family, and to all the shattered residents of Norway who still don’t understand how this can happen.

    1. Thank you Shammy :) His hearing wasn’t televised so he won’t have the satisfaction of spreading his hate. This tragedy is really surreal living us in a state of shock and mourning.

  7. Beautiful wallpaper you have here. It’s so simple yet it means so much. Uh, what a deeply sad and unfortunate event this was–my thoughts go out to the victims and their families.

  8. I hope you guys stay safe. *hugs* It’s upsetting hearing about these kind of tragic moments, and knowing that one person could do such a thing. My thoughts are with you and all who are affected. <33

    I've saved the wallpaper – I just love it, it's so sweet. :)

  9. A beautiful quote and picture with it.
    My heart goes out to the victims and the family.
    This is a terrible thing to happen in you wonderful peaceful country.
    Hugs and love from the both of us.

  10. Hello! I found your site on Bing today, and I desided to link to it. Please link to my page, as this is important to a lot of people here. Have a wonderful day! – Webmaster OsloBlast.com

  11. I wasn’t aware that you lived in Norway. I’m sure I read it somewhere before, but I’d forgotten. I would have checked your blog much sooner to make sure everything was fine if I did remember. ‘Tis good to hear that you and your loved ones are ok.

    I was absolutely shocked when I heard the news. It’s a very rare occasion that I hear of tragic events from that part of Europe. It may just be that most of the news doesn’t reach the US, but I’ve always understood that it’s very peaceful there. How could anyone do this? It’s sick. My love goes out to all of those affected and all the people of Norway.

  12. Yeah, Dubai is a pretty cool place for vacation, but I recommend coming in the winter, it’s more tolerable at that time! Right now, it’s just too damn hot :P

    Thanks, I love your design as well :D

  13. I am going to load that and give it to my friend in Norwegian and keep the English version for myself. What a beautiful thing to do … I am so very sorry for what has happened in your beautiful country.

  14. Hey Charles,

    I hope everything is fine with you and Odd. Norway is a very peaceful country and I was shocked when I heard the news about the bombings. That is a lovely wallpaper that you design. Very clever idea with the hands hugging, having it shaped like a heart. I really adore you as a designer. :)

  15. Love your tribute! You are a such good designer! We are sad and all my thoughts go to the victims, survivors, families who live this horrible drama!You’re right love and more democraty are the only react! Love against hate!

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