Do I Have to Draw You a Picture

Ikornnes, Norway

Do I have to draw you a picture?

If I were speaking a foreign language I could understand — you don’t get it. But then, not everything translates. Jokes for instance. Or love, but love is its own language. So, too, the experience of sitting in a Stressless sofa or recliner, the ultimate in comfort.

Experience it, you’ll love it.

“Do I have to draw you a picture?”

It is my puzzled response to those who do not understand the extraordinary comfort of Stressless sofas and recliners. Designed in Scandinavia (Ikornness, Norway) and chock full of patented technology that is too hard to explain.

Trust me. No, don’t trust me. Try sitting in the Stressless Emily sofa right now. At Traditions Furniture in Downtown Overland Park, and in Wichita, and at other fine Stressless retailers from sea to shining sea.

More idioms when you don’t get the picture.

  1. Are you really that clueless?
  2. What planet have you been living on?
  3. Adrift on a raft in a fog in the endless sea?
  4. You are walking on a deck as thick as two short planks.
  5. Are we one sandwich short of a picnic?

Stressless, experience it to know it

Alesund, Norway

Okay, you are locked away at home, hopefully, you are working remotely, and everyone is well.  It is May, the sun is shining, the weather is warm, and you are itching to travel, but not quite ready to go.

Alesund, Norway
Ålesund , Norway

It is time to go virtual traveling. It is not a new thing. We’ve been traveling virtually for centuries. Homer’s Odyssey, told around table with a cup of wine was the first virtual story. That is unless you count the hand paintings on the walls of the caves of Lascaux, in Dordogne, France. Today, hunters are still telling stories of getting up before dawn to tramp the fields for birds. Storytelling, like hunting, is in our DNA.

The Egyptians with their cuneiform told pictorial stories, and the Phoenicians and Greeks turned symbols into letters and a whole new way of telling a story. Modern inventions helped us visualize what was written. Photographs and postcards gave us a picture, and stereoscopes made those pictures 3D.

Movies made them move.

There is nothing new under the sun. The whole point of going back to Homer’s Greece and to the French Caves of Lascaux is to remind us that, we are at our very core storytellers. We like to remember. Happiness and sadness, comedy and tragedy – we learn, we enjoy, we remember.

I remember Ålesund , Norway.

If you are lucky enough to travel to Norway, do it in the summer. The days are long, the nights short, the weather is sunny and spectacular. If you go, you are likely to land in Oslo the capital. But if you want to see Norway, travel north to the fjords of the western coast. And that will take you to Ålesund , the gateway to the fjords.

Enough with the story telling. The guy at the front of the tour bus eventually needs to shut up and let the tour group gawk and the beautiful scenery. What we all want to do is to see. Here is a smattering of what I saw:

Visit Ikornness, Norway

While in Alesund, don’t forget to take a boat trip up the fjord to Ikornnes, where Stressless recliners are made.

 Visit Traditions Home and discover Stressless

If you are in Wichita or Overland Park, visit Traditions Home and Traditions Furniture to discover the Stressless sensation.