Hygge: (pronounced hoo-ga) is the Danish "cornerstone of life," and "loosely translates as a sense of comfort," according to jacket copy for The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. I've had the book in my library since February ...started then but abandoned for other shiny objects, no doubt...but today and yesterday - because it's been downright c-o-l-d! - the book came to mind...I was just in the mood for some comfort reading and ideas to accompany my morning cuppas of tea... I journaled:
"more sky shows as I look out at "this tree." I recall years ago in Muskegon, my childhood, when on a summer's starlight night we could see the lights of the "aurora borealis." I question if that's the case now and what am I doing to conserve the planet? My answer: undoubtedly not enough tho' I think I'm somewhat conscientious..." One thought led to another and as I looked around, I noted "hot spots" that need a little attention: one, a bag of books to donate to a neighborhood Free and/or the public library and the reminder that I wanted to gather a few books from upstairs..."
And off I went upstairs.
Books gathered, I sat down at my morning perch - and remembered I have a book on Hygge...in the cubby cabinet. Retrieved, I looked through it and decided to check Amazon for other titles. Somehow I found myself looking at books on stitching...I'm not quite sure how I got there...but suffice it to say I found four titles that intrigued and wound up in my shopping cart - presumably with a tomorrow Monday 13 November delivery date. Time will tell...
Until, I think I'm going to spend a goodly portion of the day wrapped in my (machine) knitted reading shawl ... with my nose in a book or two or three...but no more Hyggelig rabbit holes...however, certainly some ideas, perhaps, for Hygge Holidays .
Are you familiar with Hygge? How does it show up in your daily life?