Surviving Winter with Hygge


Celebrating just over fifty years of holy matrimony, I am blessed to be a mother of two and grandmother of seven. Much of my writing speaks to the culture and tradition of the Deep South, where I spent the first thirty-five years of my life before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. As a poet and essayist, I’ve published both online and in print media. I launched this INVITATION TO THE GARDEN blog the summer of 2017 on I look forward to hearing your stories, too!

One thought on “Surviving Winter with Hygge”

  1. HYGGE – Interesting idea: a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture):
    “why not follow the Danish example and bring more hygge into your daily life?” · “count on candlelight—almost a requirement for that special hygge experience”

    Winter bleakness urges me to be light seeker,
    As sunsets bring darkness, electric lamps go on.
    Where to find the deeper light and warmth?
    Warm hands holding a cup of creamed tea,
    On window watch for hues of fading day.
    As sure as the rising and setting of the sun,
    Is God’s love for each and every one.
    Praying in this sacred moment,
    “Praise God of day and night!”
    Our Creator wraps a hygge around me.


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