(While I procrastinate studying for my Danish test…)
I think I’ve finally figured out, a little bit, that whole Danish, I-love-when-it’s-dark-outside-because-it’s-so-hyggelig-inside sentiment.
Because until now I was like, “no, you’re crazy, it’s dark and cold no matter how many candles you light.” But then, I put our down comforter on our bed. (Ah, the beginning of winter.) And as I got in bed last night, I thought, “This is it! This is hygge.”
It’s that thing of when it’s so cold outside the covers but it’s warm and snuggly in the covers. This is what all the Danes mean when they talk about how awesome winter is because it means you can light candles inside.
I mean, I got it intellectually, but I don’t think I had really really felt it until just now.
Ah cultural breakthroughs.