The yearly drama of dwindling daylight was kicked into full gear last weekend with the changing of the clocks back one hour. The sun is moving further and further south, its obligatory daily visits shorter and shorter as if we were a disagreeable family of second-cousins it can't altogether avoid but is loathe to spend time with.
It's only the beginning of November, but it's already dark by 4 p.m., and all I want to do is curl up and take a nap.
The Swedish word for the day is sömntablett. It means sleeping pill.
- by Francis S.