Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Here comes the sun in Basel after a long gray month to start the year

January 2021 was one of the darkest months in the history of Basel: the amount of sunshine has been measured here since 1877, and only five times since then has a January had less. This offers me another explanation for my recent mood swings: not just the ongoing covid-19 epidemic; not just the turmoil in my native country with the end of the Trump presidency and the attack on the US Capitol; but also simply not enough sunlight. So with the blue sky of the last few days (and perhaps, despite the impeachment trial, the relative quiet of the beginning of the Biden presidency), my mood has lightened noticeably as well. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 16 February 2021)


Verschneiter Velounterstand. 

(From this article on the gray month in Switzerland.)

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