“Forget about subdued and restrained. This week, let’s embrace the breathtakingly extravagant”. – Ben Guberman
With late fall setting in and daylight savings sucking away our sunlight, I long for color and light. I am a person who is deeply impacted by the changing light and always find this time of year to be difficult. Living in a northern climate can be hard for a number of reasons but for me I almost find the short days to be the harder than the extreme cold. Normally it is around this time of year that I drag out my feel good light in the morning hours when I need it most. It certainly helps me get through the coming months as the days get shorter and shorter and darkness falls all too early. The one advantage of daylight savings time is that our summers are sensational with long hours of sunshine and sunsets well past ten o’clock. I remind myself of those brilliant days in the coming colorless months of winter.
When feeling blue, I search for color to bring me warmth and joy. There are so many ornately colorful things in the world around us that enliven my soul. Some of the most colorful places I’ve been are the most off the beaten path destinations. Here are a few of my favorites.
Since I don’t have any travel plans for the time being all I can do is try to add as much color into my life as possible and remember that there is so much ornate color in the world. I just need to open up my eyes and see it.