After the long summer and intense autumn that we have experienced this year, the darkest time has begun. The sun goes up later and later each day and rises earlier and this continuous change has become all the more apparent after the beginning of daylight saving time.

It’s incredible to think, that there are still 2 months ahead where it gets even darker, because already it feels like there is so little light left. It is dark when I leave in the morning and pitch black when I return home.

But in the darkness also lies such a value. The value of light and the beauty of it increase at the same rate as the light fades. The coziness of candles and the beauty of countless stars, standing silently watching in the sky and the rare, breathtaking beauty of Northern lights make up for the rarity of light.

7 Gedanken zu “The darkest time

  1. I do not live in the countryside so I can never see that many stars in the sky. That’s why I always love to follow your pictures and instagram stories. It makes me feel so small and at the same time connected to the universe….
    I hope you’re having a cozy autumn ❤

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    1. Aww thank you so much!
      I share those impressions so happily with others! It’s such a motivation to go out to take beautiful pictures, because it’s so easy to take the beauty around as given instead of valuing it and actively enjoying it! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Yes!!! I relate 100%!
      On one hand it’s so cozy, on the other hand so incredibly tiring, that every year again I am surprised at how low my energies can get. Likewise in spring, every year I am surprised at how incredibly awake, strong and alive I feel and how much energy I actually can have. It’s a balance that I need and I just love how intense the seasons here in the north are and how much more intense I experience those contrasts! 🙂

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  2. It seems to me that equilibrium is present in everything is nature even if we persist dennying it. It is hard to see it but reading you this thought come to my mind: you have so much dark over there. Must be terrible but on the other hand you have the northern lights.

    Also I think about Spain. I’ve grown surrounded by light. It feels like fire nicely fulfilling your heart. Until you get burned. Everything is plenty of noise and people. There’s a beauty on it, I won’t denying it: human hearts are beautiful, cultures are interesting as an anthropologist.

    But there’s no much room for spirituality, real nature. We don’t have large forests. Nor mist or lakes sleeping in silence. No misteries abroad, no chants that travel miles away from time to space to reach your pagan heart. Some of us here developed a wild call, as London would put it. We tattoed wolves and get emotional with ancient music and Smaland forests. Some even start learning swedish hoping to have the chance to live one day there. But I wonder, after many dissapointments if that would be my promised land finnally; my everlasting home….
    It’s just a thought that come to mind while reading you. Thanks for that.

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