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Father Bransalund: Figures Picked Pear


Skapper Garadján looks at me in amazement. He has never been interviewed before and therefore didn’t know how to prepare.
“I haven’t been interviewed before.”
But you know TV interviews?
“I don’t own a TV.”
But do you watch TV?
Look here
“What’s that?”
It’s a TV.
“It’s small. Who is he?”
It’s Father Bransalund. He’s being interviewed.
“How does he actually do it?”
He just answers the questions.
“What if there’s something he doesn’t know or can’t express?”
That’s not the case in an interview. The conversation flows. Like now. Between the two of us.
‘Aha. I hadn’t thought so. I’m being interviewed right now.”
Yes. We’re actually done.
“Wow, you were so good at it!”
One sec. It was you who were good at it! I’ve tried it before.
“Have you also been interviewed?”
Well, people don’t want to listen to me.
“Don’t say so.”
I’ll tell you something. If you have a big ego and want to mean something to people in their world, so to speak, then you actually have to be an interviewer and not the one being interviewed.
“Shouldn’t you just take it more easy instead?”
You can’t help spreading wonderful energy once you learn how, my uncle always said.
“What was your uncle’s profession?”
He was a master builder.
“Was it him who put a single plum stone into the mortar when he covered Kronborg with cute little chimneys for the dance festival i 2008?”
How could you know?

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Morten Hjerl-Hansen (born 15. June 1973) is a danish blogger born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. I lived for the first 19 years of my life in a liberal-minded, literary and academic home in North Zealand. My mother is a psychiatrist and my father is a chemical engineer. I have two siblings. Throughout childhood, "I invented near-useless things almost every day" and told my siblings "fairy tales" where they themselves were the protagonists. In 1986, I visited Houston in the United States with my family on a stay that spanned three and a half months. I started programming in 1986 and made approx. 20 major projects until I "lost the ability" in 2018. Student from N. Zahles High School 1992. Ry College 1993. Read theology 1993-1994 in Aarhus. Read philosophy 1995-2000 in Linköping, Lund and Copenhagen. Worked as Java programmer 2000 and 2001. Participated in numerous poetry readings in Copenhagen 2002-2007. Got a psychosis in 2007 "which took about 10 years to recover". Married to Else Andersen in 2010 and resides in Asnaes, Denmark. Father in 2014. Has written The Other Newspaper daily in Danish and English daily since 2013.