I can’t begin to say how long it takes me to begin functioning properly in the mornings these days. Let’s just say that my closest likeness is a zombie in Night of the Living Dead. I shuffle around in a stupor for hours. It’s not pretty. And when I notice how dark it is by 2 in the afternoon, I involuntarily sob. Often. Have I got the “it’s dark in Stockholm” winter blues? You know it.
So when I read in the on-line Swedish newspaper The Local that an energy company in the town of Umea in northern Sweden has installed phototherapy lights in the city’s bus stops, I was impressed. Their reason:” to combat the short days, lack of sunlight, and resident’s depression.”
How amazingly brilliant and forward thinking is that? But what I want to know is when are they installing the lights in Stockholm?