Winter in Scandinavia

Swedish harbor village

I need more vitamin D. This is the time of year when your limited reserves from the summer are running low or are already empty. Today I saw the sun. This is a big deal. It’s been grey, dark and rainy/snowy almost ever day since November. Maybe there has been one or two days in between with a sneak peak at the sun through the clouds but it’s a distant memory.

With the weather forecast for Copenhagen being a big scary grey fluffy cloud and a big question mark on it with 50% chance of rain, rain, rain for the week, the future doesn’t look so bright. But, this is to be expected in these parts of the world. No use complaining. All I can do is look forward to the piercing sunshine that will eventually peak through once every once in a while. If it’s not too bright and blinding, I just may be able to soak in a little vitamin D. Not likely, though. I guess I have to wait six months until I refuel or consider a hiatus to a warm tropical place like the Spanish Canary Islands or maybe even the Maldives.  

2 Comments on “Winter in Scandinavia”

  1. Pingback: Looking Ahead and Letting Go « Laura Stadler-Jensen

  2. Totally. I’ve got my stash of D. But now??? SPRING IS COMING. I know it’s cold as F–CK, but the sun has been shining and staying out later. And my personality is reliably as extreme as ever this time of year from bleak to hopeful to ABSOLUTELY ECSTATIC! Come on sing it with me!

    I did 5htp for a while. Now I have a halfway decent therapist (nothing like the one I had in NY), but now she shoved me into group therapy with a bunch of fast talking Jutlanders. Nothing like emotionally trying to express yourself in Danish. It’s amazing though how the Danes in the group have the same issues with Denmark as I do only they don’t say Danes. They say “people”. Like a danish in Denmark is cake. Their issues with cold people who don’t listen, don’t open up and dont’ say sorry are just with PEOPLE!


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