June 7th, 2007
Today I got to see a very good theatre performance called “Tarteuff” – which is a Molier play. The performance was at an outdoor venue in front of an old Swedish castle. Although I could not understand the words, I was impressed with how ornate the costumes were and I could usually tell what was going on because of their extraordinary acting.
During this performance, I met all of Ulla’s friends and family. There are 2 girls who are 16 and 19, who I feel have a world of class and elegance compared to any teenager I have ever met in the states. One of the actresses in the play who is wearing the big purple dress is actually the owner of the bed & breakfast which I am staying at. She is a long-time friend of Ulla’s back when they went to performing arts school together.
The bed & breakfast is part of an old-country farm house. There are no carpets, only tiles and cement, but the rustic quality gives it so much charm. I have my own small bedroom with wooden floors and a twin-sized bed, and I couldn’t feel any more luxurious. I have never been so welcomed and loved by a group of new people before. We all shared hors-d’oerves (which was crackers with raw salmon and cheese) with some apple cider. I had a good chance to stand and talk with everyone.