Looking for St Lucia
Today it is St Lucia. Not here but in Sweden and strangely enough this year I had to look at videos with Lucias on youtube.com this morning (more here and here), I usually never do that but maybe I am getting sentimental. When we first moved here I did adhere more to Swedish traditions but nowadays I just have a few and many of those are food related so today we are going to bake Lussekatter a go go!
When I grew up and was of a reasonable age, we used to wake up really early, like 3-4 in the morning (sometimes we stayed up all night) to go out in the really cold, hopefully snow-white dark to go to our teachers with coffee, lussekatter and singing. It was magic, for us I mean, I somehow doubt that the feeling was shared by our teachers.
Yesterday night when I had to perform the usual Saturday night taxi duty, I took camera, tripod and remote control with me to look for St Lucia, I didn’t find her but I did see nice people and my city at night. In December almost all cities and villages in Italy are decorated with lights, not very eco-friendly but very beautiful!