28 February 2009
Probably the Shortest Winter in the World
It's unnatural for your typical Copenhagener to dwell on the winter months. By ignoring them, we try to make them shorter. Our memory banks are filled with memories and sensations of things that happen to us between April and October. This is the emotional Nordic prime time. We refuse to acknowledge that winter exists and just pretend it isn't there.
Pleasant conversations with friends and loved ones remain, despite the biting ice flakes. Lalalala... summertime is around the corner.
Just pretend that you're promenading along The Lakes at 6 in the morning in the neverending light of a summer evening after a night out on the town. Lalalala... the temperature is 30 degrees.
Lalalala... there's no storm-strength headwind carrying icy shards of frozen snow... just sit up straight and feel the summer wind caress your face.... lalalala.