Monday, January 21, 2008

Abroad thoughts from Home

It is raining like it has never rained before. It did so yesterday and the the day before that. The skies are like a heavy sheet of lead. It feels like it has always been this way. It is dark until 10-00 am and dusk comes very early. Sunset times are around 4-30pm, but it is dark long before then. Yes, this is a Northern Land. Scandinavia have even darker winters.... small wonder their artists such as Ibsen, Strindberg, Munch and Sibelius produced such heavy stuff. Perhaps I should include the Russians here; Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Tchaikovski......
But on the brighter side, I can look forward to my next residency in Cyprus, Paphos this time. I'll be there for six weeks, flying out on April 14. Then I do the whole thing again in Larnaka during October.
This is the beach at Limassol in winter. Abroad thoughts from home....

1 comment:

Swearing Mother said...

Is that really sunshine? Oh, it's been too long since we've seen anything like that over here.....

Pining for the summer now Norman.