September 5, 2018 at 06:55 pm (Maarslet, Denmark)

Photography by Jonas Rask


WHO gave thee such a ruby flaming heart
And such a pure cold spirit? Side by side
I know these must eternally abide
In intimate war, and each to each impart
Life from its pain, in every joy a dart
To wound with grief or death the self allied.
Red life within the spirit crucified,
The eyes eternal pity thee: thou art
Fated with deathless powers at war to be,
Not less the martyr of the world than he
Whose thorn-crowned brow usurps the due of tears
We would pay to thee, ever ruddy life,
Whose passionate peace is still to be at strife,
O’erthrown but in the unconflicting spheres.
— George William Russell

August 29th, 2018 at 08:30pm (Maarslet, Denmark)

by Jonas Rask

Sofie started pony riding back in April.  To be honest, I didn't like it. I blame my occupation. I have seen these little girls coming into the E.R. half crushed by a seemingly tame and cute little pony. When accidents happen in riding, they happen.
But I took one for the team, and agreed that she could start up slow at a local riding school. My only term was that my wife was in charge of the overseeing the sessions, and left me and my neurotic doctor-brain at home. 
Fast forward almost 5 months, and today I took Sofie riding. A true first for me. 
I must admit, seeing how happy she was around the animals, quickly lessened my anxiety to the point of non-existence. 

As we all seek to find our big joys in life, Sofie seem to have found hers (for now) - And what kind of a dad would I be if I didn't back that up. 

August 5th, 2018 at 10:01am (Maarslet, Denmark)

By Jonas Rask

The vacation is over. Or at least our joint vacation as a complete family. We had 2 weeks together, which seems like a good amount of time going in, but feels like a brief second going out. We had an amazing holiday. We spent most of our time in Croatia, but on our way home we made a brief stop in Prague. It was a very weird feeling, wandering through Prague in all of its mighty beauty, and still feel like it wasn't even close to the sheer magnificence of the Croatian cities of Biograd, Sibenik, Zadar and Split. 

The following pictures have an obvious visual commonality, but more importantly they have contextual commonality in that they were taken in the 7 different cities that we visited the last 14 days. 


July 26 2018 at 2:08PM (Biograd, Croatia)

By Jonas Rask

Finally vacation time. Finally time for family. 
We drove through Europe. 1900km+, it took us a couple of days to get here, improvized hotel stay et all. But now we are. Here.
In Croatia. This is a first for our family, but it probably be the last. This place is amazing. 

We do what we usually do. Live simple, enjoy it all. I am so ever grateful.