From Torill Mortensen:
I have made cakes, 6 types, 5 of which are edible.
As I understand it, Norwegian academic women are expected (required?) to pass an examination in which they prepare a curriculum (Latin: little race track) of six or seven kinds of cakes for assessment by their friends and neighbors.
But when the night falls I light candles and wish, greedily, for more - warmth, light, the blessing of summer. In the north seasons are not just things on the calendar. In the north seasons are painful truths, changing your body, your comfort, your hormones, your activities and the patterns of your life, until you live by the rhythm of the changing year.