There are so many things about this season that I completely forgot about. One is the loss of daylight (pitch dark at 5), holy crap, that is a killer. I must get better acquainted with the settings on my new camera. I also conveniently repressed the worst of holidays, Christmas, one that only really works if you are employed (by someone else, that is) and have a family and/or children. Or short of that a boyfriend and/or the finances to escape it all. I am so not covered. And to make matters worse Christmas already started mocking me two weeks ago. Seriously, who needs 6 weeks to prepare for one night?
This is also the season for fleeing the scene. I have several friends who are at this very moment kicking back on beaches far, far away. And they will continue to do so for the next six months. One of them just send me an email:
Dear Sandra, all is well here on Koh Samet, check out the attached photos... Now tell me again what is so great about Denmark? You see how hard it is to miss Denmark when you can be here, don't you? So are you going to join us?
And here comes the strange part: despite the Christmas issues and the loss of daylight, and everything else, I love it here. And I am not gagging to jump on a 14 hour flight to lie on some tropical beach next to honeymooners and the later version: the bickering couples. Not now, anyway (maybe in January..). So to my friend who asks me what is so great about Denmark... how about this:
The beautiful Stork Fountain
Winter flowers, a classic "hygge" ingredient.
The sculptors festival in the Kings Garden, cut short by vandals, but let's not focus on that today..
Leave this? I don't think so.