Do not want children

Do not want children

What ties us together? A cross on top of a building, Christmas dinner with family? A Sunday trip with a friend in the woods? A language we have in common? Stories we know, have heard, believe in? In 1994 when Norway won over Brazil in World Cup football? I do not know...
I hardly remember Judy

I hardly remember Judy

Once I woke up, I sat in the basement. I had gotten out the bed, gone to the basement door, opened it and walked down the stairs. I do not remember doing it, but I do remember the feeling of waking up in the cold and dark basement, wearing a cotton nightgown. I got a...
Farewell Then

Farewell Then

The tiny legs looked like drumsticks there they ran after me down the steep hill. I was traveling again and had placed my four years old son with grandmother. He didn’t want to be there. I walked with long steps, he would never be able to catch me. He had to...
Where people gather, there are stories.

Where people gather, there are stories.

Prince Thadeus has assembled a number of female storytellers because his wife has been struck by a desire to hear stories. He opens the long telling session with the following words: ”There is nothing more pleasing and glorious in the world, O my noble women, than...
The ocean does not remember

The ocean does not remember

What is hard enough to crush the rock mild enough to soothe the skin high enough to touch the sky it can relieve your pain and cool your heat In 2003, I was involved in creating a water project in Biermannsgården in Oslo for pupils in primary school. To get into the...