"SEE GOD'S BEAUTIFUL NATURE"
In 1934 Johan August Mattsson built a monument with that text. He lived with his family on a tiny island, Björkör, in the Åland archipelago. Like earlier generations the family worked hard for their livelihood, caught fish and seabirds, kept cows and sheep.
Today most of us earn our living in other ways, we live in big cities and find fish in the supermarket. Some dream lifestyle dreams of a life closer to nature, to be self sufficient, maybe to live like Johan and his family. And some buy expensive lifestyle gear before they dear to enter into nature.
What does our relation to nature look like now? How do we approach? How do we interact? It’s obvious that there’s a longing, but what do we do with this longing?