Saturday, November 2, 2013

Then on our Darkest Night, Comes Kirsten and... Kirsten?

Natten går tunga fjät
rund gård och stuva;
kring jord, som sol förlät*,
skuggorna ruva.
Då i vårt mörka hus,
stiger med tända ljus,
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

Natten går stor och stum
nu hörs dess vingar
i alla tysta rum
sus som av vingar.
Se, på vår tröskel står
vitklädd med ljus i hår
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

Mörkret ska flykta snart
ur jordens dalar
så hon ett underbart
ord till oss talar.
Dagen ska åter ny
stiga ur rosig sky
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.
^-------------------------------------------------------/-------------------------------------------------> Night walks with a heavy step
Round yard and hearth,
As the sun departs from earth,
Shadows are brooding.
There in our dark house,
Walking with lit candles,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!

Night walks grand, yet silent,
Now hear its gentle wings,
In every room so hushed,
Whispering like wings.
Look, at our threshold stands,
White-clad with light in her hair,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!

Darkness shall take flight soon,
From earth's valleys.
So she speaks 
Wonderful words to us:
A new day will rise again
From the rosy sky…Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!

Lyrics credit to Mamma Lisa's World

That is the lyrics to the song sang in the beginning of most Lucia performances.
A few days ago it did get very dark here. A storm passed by us and our electricity went out.
And there was a Lucia, well sort of... More like Lucias.
This is Felicity by the way, and I'm going to tell you the story about our night without electricity...

I and Rubin had gone to bed early so we could fall asleep before the storm started.
Well, I heard this loud noise and woke up instantly. A ninja must always be ready for attack!

This gigantic branch had fell down on our porch!
We were lucky that we didn't sleep out there tonight!

It was very dark inside, but the humans had lit some candles.
In the candlelight I saw a pile of boxes right in front of me!

I screamed like a happy donkey and woke Rubin up.


I ran over to the pile of boxes and looked carefully at it.
It didn't have a name tag, but I didn't care! It was obviously meant for me!

Rubin helped me open it up.
"It can not be..!" I said.
"Be what?" Rubin asked - she's always so full of questions.
"Lucia!" I exclaimed.
"Who?" Rubin said looking with a puzzled face, at the girl in the box.

We carried the box over by the the candles to get a better look at our guest.

We lifted the lid to find a girl dressed in a flowery blue dress with a striped apron.

"Are you Lucia..?" Rubin asked questionably.

 "Me?" She said. "Well, I have been!"

"I'm Felicity." I said and shook her hand. "And this is Rubin. She asks lots of questions, I hope she won't annoy you too much."

Rubin looked at me like she was going to make a big scene, but I just walked of - there were more presents to open!
Instead she started talking to Lucia.

I opened up the second box. This one was very big!

Lots of puffy things were stuffed in there! Almost like my adventure in the evil sea of marshmallow-town!

While I searched through the box, Rebecca and Lucia read the letter that was sent with Lucia.


I called for the others to help me.

Together we lifted the wrapped gift out of the box.

Let's unwrap her!
Rubin had disappeared by then, so I was glad to have Lucia's help!

I must say she looks pretty weird! She might be from marshmallow-town?


This is way more comfortable than the box-bed-boat!

Luckily Rubin got back in time to help us unveil the gift.


"MINE!" Rebecca screamed and literally jumped on the magnet.

It's beautiful! Especially when you see my reflection in it!


... let's just continue unwrapping!

In there was yet another girl.
"Hey!" She said as she popped out of the box.


"Another one..?" I and Rubin said at the same time.

We all greeted the new girl. She was pretty loud and funny!

Then we all went back in our beds and talked about tons of stuff. 
We had even forgot about the storm.
It turned out that neither of them was Lucia. Which was quiet sad, as I was just about to ask them if they had brought any lussekatter (Lucia buns).
In fact, they are both named Kirsten! Not very surprising as they look a lot alike!

Have a great day,
- Felicity!


For anyone who's confused, here's a list that shows each girl and their color:

Felicity: Green
Rebecca: Red
Kirsten: Blue
Kirsten LE (Limited Edition): Yellow

When the text is written in that color, it means that that girl is talking.

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