The one thing to bring

What could you not live without?


It’s a fun game. To think about what you would bring to a new world if you could only bring one thing. I guess you could be smart and rational and bring a knife, water or a rope. Mobile phones and all other technical gear for that matter seems a bit unnecessary. This new world might not have Wi-Fi, network or even electricity. Or you are a bit careful and you bring a tent or a fire distinguisher.


I have been giving this a bit of thought and I know what I just would not be able to live without, and that’s my pen. I know, it’s so small! But really, I can’t imagine a life without it. I use my pen constantly. Sketching, planning, writing to someone, writing to me. It give me joy, harmony, freedom, happiness, you name it. But it’s also not just any pen. I have my very, very favourite and it was given to my by my husband when he came back from Paris once. It is a thin pen, fits into every pocket and it just has the most perfect ink flow you can imagine. Really, if I can give you a small advise. Go online and buy yourself one of these pens. I just love it!


Ballpoint pen


Ps. If any of you would like to know what the government recommends to keep in a rescue kit this is it:


  • Water

  • Food

  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio

  • Flashlight

  • First aid kit

  • Extra batteries

  • Whistle to signal for help

  • Dust mask

  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties

  • Wrench or pliers

  • Manual can opener

  • Local maps

  • Cell phone