To all the wonderful 1.G. Students from Campus Kujalleq,
South in Qaqortoq
Bright and sunny morning. But still the air is cold.
Makes everyone look like they’re smoking as they breath.
A black building surrounded by containers.
Down the mountain.
There’s coffee inside. And newspapers.
Morning readings and fresh gossips from the night.
M: She says here is different.
A: She got her friends though. Like half of the class is from Nanortalik.
M: She meant the school. Like it’s another culture. Like one have to learn so many things.
A: She’ll get use to it.
M: She misses home. Every night. Her mum’s food. Like now she’s eating only sandwiches.
A: I can cook.
M: You’ll show her.
A: Last time she came late and diner was cold. She thanked me anyway. Like it doesn’t matter because I was being nice to her.
M: I did that too. Helped her.
A: She’s so scared sometimes that she won’t succeed.
T: I don’t fear anything.
M: I fear missing home but I don’t.
T: Here is your home.
P: You’re the kind of girl about whom people say who is she? You can get whatever you want.
A: Don’t you think you can?
P: I’m young. I got time.
A: You’ll find what you want.
P: Where do I start?
M: Look at him.
A: He has courage.
M: He’s older than us.
A: I remember talking to him.
F: He wants to have an education.
M: But he got kids.
F: Yes, 5. He told me one isn’t really his. He adopted him. Took care of him.
M: He’s a good person.
F: He worked for the police. North in Ittoqqortoormiit.
M: Why is he here?
F: He wants to have an education. Construction engineering. 35. Still young. He can do it if he really wants to.
M: I know he will.
B: I asked her about being born here.
J: She looks like she’s not from here.
B: She wants to go to Japan.
J: Nothing’s impossible.
B: She never left here.
J: She speaks English though.
B: A teenage girl from South Greenland in love with the world.
J: She only travels in her dreams.
A: She moved here about a month ago.
V: What about the kids? Heard she got 5.
A: She took 4 with her.
A: Somewhere up in the city. Heard there’s a dorm for families in Blok P.
V: So that’s where she lives now?
A: Yes. In the city.
P: She doesn’t like pretty clothes. Doesn’t have any tattoo. No one sees her.
A: She’s been herself.
P: She said she’ll wear all black for the party tonight.
A: What’s happening?
P: First Year Integration Party. You gotta come. Please. Don’t forget.
A: I wish I wasn’t fat. I could wear a dress.
P: Stop saying that all the time. You’re pretty.
A: I feel free. That’s more important to me.
M: I learned democracy means: power to the people.
A: And you always should go vote.
M: I want to write to the Mayor.
A: I know who told you to. She keeps telling people.
M: Maybe she’s right. Maybe we do need this.
A: A Culture House?
M: All things. Like in Nuuk.
A: Is it possible?