December 15, 2009
I live in Stockholm, where the summer days stretch late into the night, but where in winter it starts to get dark at around 3 pm. Some days, it never seems to get light at all. I wake to take my children to school and it's pitch black, and over the course of the day the sky slowly turns to a twilight shade of dark grey, which it stays before turning black again.
How depressing, I hear you cry! Well, yes and no. In a way, I prefer winters to summers, because I can get a lot of work done. In summer, it's very hard to motivate yourself to sit indoors and write when it's gorgeous out, everyone's gone swimming and all you have is a...