I always make fun of Swedes going crazy as soon as the sun comes out.
In what other country would the population chose to sit outside at cafés,
while it's still only 5 degrees? We crave sunlight since we're basically without for 8 months
of the year, even down here in the south - but we fry like crabs in the strong spring light.
I always say Swedes have split personalities. Imagine a shy, pale and organized
human being desperately trying to find a separate seat on the bus, not to make
conversation at the store, and being glued to the TV couch for half of the year.
Then imagine the same person suddenly getting tanned, looking as healthy as he/she is tall,
their hair getting a summery blond tint, and the sun shining for 18 (to 24) hours a day...
You get the picture.
Well, today I was off. The sun was shining, and the kitties were running around,
full of that spring fever. It's Beltane and I made a fire in our outdoor stove
(which is more like a small kiln). It was great - and I probably fried like a crab :)
I realize I'm no better than the rest of us. I crave the sunlight. I long for summer!
Happy Beltane/ Glad Valborg everyone!
On a different note; We have a winner!
For my Whiter and Lighter assignment I hosted a giveaway,
and the winner is Lesthi - Congratulations goth-girl!