I am an American who has lived in Bergen, Norway for nearly seven years with my husband (also American) and two children. Before coming to Norway we lived in Canada and the U.K., which makes the idea of “home” difficult to locate and define. In 1942 Simone Weil wrote, “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” This blog reflects a desire for rootedness, but an uncertainty about what this means in a transitory world. It is also an attempt at coming to terms with Norway not just being “where I live,” but “home.”
I write, freelance as a copy-editor, and occasionally teach British and American Literature at the University of Bergen. I have a PhD in Comparative Literature.