i have been here for about 6 months now. thankfully, i can't believe it's been that long and that short. yesterday per and i skied to the other side of the lake in old mobile tracks, to the shadow and past the bridge. it was bright blue and sunny, the snow so deep that it reached above my nose when i couldn't balance any longer. we talked about possessiveness. apricot tea and gingerbread hearts warmed our open frozen mouths, and the night was spent with a new bride waltz, sauna, anarchist anthropology, stolen fruit and chocolate.