Thursday, November 27, 2008

The cold, dark womb of winter

My ancestors have lived in Finland or similar conditions for millennia, but still the traditional coping strategy with the long darkness of winter remains incessant grumbling. Marketing people are even trying to convince us that one cannot stay sane without a 3,000 lux lamp. Perhaps it is a matter of auto-suggestion. I feel enfolded, safe and cosy in the dark.

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