Dear Princess. Martha Louise, Mette Marit, Ragnhild, Victoria, Mary, Elizabeth, Madeleine, Lilian and Astrid....

and all the rest of beautiful you.

I am another simple artist in the world of performing arts, and my greatest passion is curiosity

and shearing of the things I learn. I am perhaps a humble journalist with an artistic expression.

I am at the bridge of a new curiosity, namely you your highness, the princess. I want to

understand as much as I can, about your role towards yourself and your people, toward your

history of myth, about the things you do and then the things media tells us, your ideas of the

future, your goals as a princess and your wishes for yourself…. Like a protrait I suppose.

Knowing the fact that I am a commoner, with little political or royal status, I imagine it will

take some time before I will have the “possibility” to meet you in person. So I decide to

start my project today, with the hopes and wishes, that some of you can join me later, and

help me tell the people; what it is all about, to be a princess today. Untill then, I will keep

you posted on this blogg, and keep you informed about my discoveries.

Warm greeting and love, Yours faithfully, Rudi Skotheim Jensen

tirsdag 29. juni 2010

performing the power

May I first take this opportunity to congratulate the newly wed, may life be both long and as far a comfortable goes, it is all within the tittles. Personally I had a spectacular afternoon watching Internet live, drinking champagne with strawberries and watching all the comments popping up on the site of SVT.

It was splendid; it was all fun and games until it came to my attention, that the monarchy does not at all turn a blind eye to the difference between us commoners and themselves. –and in certain situations they should not, it is just that this one I can not get my head around. When A Crown Prince chose’s his wife she naturally becomes Crown Princesses and from there on climbs to the queen title. Whilst young Prince Daniel now, will forever be a prince and She, the Queen, and her becoming a ruling queen is a phenomenon that only changed in 1980 in Sweden.

How did power come to be? If I attempt logically to mount the question, I would conclude humans as flock-animals, and from here on see natures strongest as the obvious leading character. This would mean a male character back then, when requirement was physical brute, and strength and violence need to hold a position. In later history, power was passed on in blood and in the case of dictatorship, still is. Blood has also been used to strengthen political positions and at one point in history it could all be seen as an international inbreed ballet, but that is another project.

But in Sweden’s political focus on “equal rights” -for woman mainly, there is a double moral; You are invited for tea, but only as an guest. You are part of the family, though only as an observer. You are welcomed to the country, when you have learned the language, and you are welcomed to the castle but only as a peasant.

Dear Daniel, this all matters, I assume, very little to you. I imagine love came in forehand and so it should. But this is not really about you, it is that which you are now part of and presenting, a moral right for a equal people.

PS. I love your speech.

PS2. i found a song about ou as King