It’s like a fairytale land
Sweden gets very dark during the fall and winter. We have very long periods (more than 6 months) when it’s dark during more hours of the day than it is light. During the winter it’s only light for about six hours in a day, and even less if you live far north in Sweden. No wonder people get depressed.
I read in the newspaper this morning that people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) a.k.a. winter depression or winter blues, can cure their moods by going for walks in the daylight. It’s important that you don’t wear sunglasses in daylight because it’s your eyes that interpret the light. Spending time in daylight is effective even on cloudy or foggy days.
I have a tendency to get very low during the fall and winter, but I don’t mind the fall during days when it’s sunny. The crisp air and shifting colors of the leaves is wonderful. I’ve found a new route that I love walking because there’s cute cottages and houses all along the way and I imagine myself living in a house like the one day, getting up in the morning and walking out on the porch with my latte and enjoying the view across the treetops. It’s sort of like a fairytale land.