It can be dreary. It is easy to miss out on the sunlight which lasts only for about 5 hours a day onall the weekdays since we would be caught working indoors. A lunchtime stroll outside usually helps a bit, but on most cloudy days that’s a let down as well. So, this Saturday turned out to be clear and sunny and although the temperature was a freezing -20 C, I decided to put on as many layers as I could and get out to feel some sunlight on my face. A clear day with standing snow can be extremely pleasant for a depressed winter heart. The colours pop out and everything looks magical and lovely!
I took the train to Sickla station and walked up Hammerbybacken hill which has a nice ski slope frequented by many locals. It was actually a good experience climbing a hill, since the exercise helps in warming up your body. From the top of the hill, I could have a relaxed look at people enjoying skiing, and also the ones in the distance walking on frozen parts of the Baltic Sea. I got very excited by this and decided that I would definitely walk on water today as well! I made my way down the hill, and walked straight onto Sickla canal. It was a funny feeling, but the ice was quite thick and felt very safe and steady. I continued walking eastward for almost an hour. Finally, I managed to climb back onto ‘land’ somewhere near Lillängen station!
Finally, after spending about 6 hours completely outdoors, I decided to go back home and have some warm dinner. Anyway, I am glad I got outside for a while. I feel it’s good to get some fresh air for the body as well as the mind, because the lack of sunlight plays tricks on you that you never realise!