When I first met Bjørn, he was in a very dark place. A mutual friend recommended to Bjørn that he contact me for help. I very quickly recognized something special in Bjørn. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but there was some hidden quality that was buried under a pile of problems. So I struck a deal with him; I help fix your life, you help me master the snowboard.
The hidden quality turned out to be Will. Pure will. The guy was responsive, bright and very attentive. With a no-fuss approach, he went straight into action mode and cleaned up problem after problem until there was nothing left to worry about. It took some 10 weeks of hard work until he erupted with a big smile “I feel great”.
Summer came and went. Autumn just the same. After first snow I got a text message telling me it’s time to hit the slopes. Soon after I was at the top looking down with a snowboard firmly attached to my legs.
Last time I tried this dangerous sport was some 10 years earlier. During my four attempts that time, I managed to get two concussions and three broken ribs, until I decided to quit before I would kill myself. This time, it turned out, I was in the hands of an incredible teacher. You will search long and hard to find a more warm and caring teacher than Bjørn. And for the first time, I managed to get down a big slope without punishing my body. I was nowhere near the skills of Magic Bjørn, but I was proud as punch.
Magic Bjørn possesses that top quality of giving without thought of reward. He’s always there when I need someone to talk to. I am proud to have him as a good friend.
“Det er ikke hvordan du har det, men hvordan du tar det” (Bjørn)