It's quite early and still pitch-dark outside.
Mika is playing with his tiny, furry (toy) mouse in the big "front" room as I'm trying to get ready for swedish class.
It's going well - I think - and my fellow students are nice people.
They come from countries like the Philippines, Vietnam, Rumania, China, Irak, Russia, Kurdistan and Lebanon.
It's fun to learn about other countries and the way all of them used to live before they came to Sweden.
They tell (that's how we train swedish of course)
about why they had to come to Sweden and what they like about their new home country and what they don't.
Some definitely don't like the cold weather.
Snow is something many of them have never seen before.
Funny, for me it's the most normal thing ever.
But then I've never been in a real desert before.
Both snow and desert can be beautiful and harsh - same as the inside of a human being.
I've also never witnessed revolutions, starvation and war.
I'm so blessed.
Have a great day everyone!