How I met Trude for the first time

My meeting with Trude Teige in Bergen, Norway. The author of the novel “Mormor danset i regnet” (“Granny danced in the rain”)

I left early. It was a Monday and I had taken the day off work today, especially for this occasion. The plan of driving from Balestrand over the Vikafjell to Bergen, I had to discard in the evening. Wind speeds of 10 m/s were predicted. That means in the winter months to strictly avoid Vikafjell. In particular this year, as it was one of the snowiest in a long time. As it turned out, this choice had been the right one, as an avalanche made the…