It seems that I am the only person wearing sandals on the Rovaniemi train today. I guess there were just too many things on my mind when I left. Oh well, it is impossible to dress for the weather in this country anyway.
My grandfather passed away recently and I’m headed north to spend some time with my grandmother. I will get off a few hundred kilometers before Rovaniemi, but still I will spend most of the day in this tiny compartment with my traveling companion, a stranger who I met when I entered our shared two square meters. A stranger who is no longer a stranger.
Finland passes by in all its green shades as the carriages rush through the forests and meadows. Again life seems to take me to unexpected places. Steadily. Reassuringly. Unavoidably.