After a miserable week of San Francisco fog, cold and wind, the sun has appeared! Still windy, but it’s warmer and the bright light and blue sky is enough to boost the lowest spirits. Tried to think of an acronym for the opposite of Seasonal Affect Disorder, but couldn’t figure it out. SAO? Seasonal Affect Order? Don’t think so.
At any rate, the one is as real as the other. One week from today, I’ll be flying to Lapland in the far north of Finland, where the sun will shine 24 hours a day. Are the folks there perpetually happy? Well, they do pay a heavy price in Winter when they live mostly in darkness. I know someone who lives there and truth be told, I don’t know how she does it.
As for me, I’m out the door and into the sunshine to warm my bones and reclaim my joy.