Sven Jensen was born and raised in Denmark where he received his early schooling and medical training. He immigrated to Canada in the 1950s where he pursued training as a psychiatrist and found himself in the forefront of early groundbreaking work in the establishment of community mental health clinics in Saskatchewan and Ontario. He later moved into private practice in British Columbia. In this story of his life, Sven recounts his experiences growing up in 1930s Denmark, his childhood, his playmates, his school days and how life abruptly changed with the cloud of Nazi invasion and occupation of Denmark in 1940. He uses wry humour to depict medical school, early work life and his move to Canada and he reflects on psychiatric developments, attitudes and practices with incisiveness and authority. Sven also deals candidly with family life and loss, offers advice for others reaching his stage of life and contemplates his religious faith. As he notes at the beginning of his story, he has had a wonderful life!