Monday, 13 December 2010
Terribly bitter Santa Lucia
Today we celebrate light. It is Saint Lucia day in Scandinavia.
As a child I was Lucia at home, I wore a crown made of paper. But at school I was a snowflake;) The thing is, at school there is a Lucia election, and traditionally it is the girl with loooong blond hair, blue eyes and with voicerange soprano who gets elected. So it leaves very little chance for girls with brown hair that never grows past your shoulders who are terribly shy and voicerange alto:(
Later when I grew more confidence I was Lucia at my mother´s office. My dad recorded my singing at home and when I started the procession my mum would turn on the tape and I could sing along to my own singing;) It really helped because it felt I wasn´t singing alone.
And when I grew older and worked at the city theatre in Stockholm we decided that anyone who wants to be Lucia can be Lucia! We were quite many! Me included!
Today I´m going to watch the national Lucia proceed down the stairs of our beautiful cathedral.
Happy Saint Lucia day!
Here is a youtube clip of a swedish Lucia-procesion. Enjoy!