Hygge

It’s one of those nights I feel empty of words. I’ve been working on other words, and I seem to have spent them all. So I’m going to try filling back up. The fire is doing its crackle-hiss and I have a copy of NYT Sunday Styles with the Hygge article I’ve been meaning to read, Wintering the Danish Way. “Hygge is the Danish word for cozy. It is also a national manifesto, nay, an obsession expressed in the constant pursuit of homespun pleasures involving candlelight, fires, fuzzy knitted socks, porridge, coffee, cake, and other people. But no strangers, as the Danes, apparently, are rather shy.” I mean, really, how am I not Danish?

Have a cozy evening, dear ones.

(Post 344 of 365)

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2 thoughts on “Hygge”

    1. Oh I’ll have to check her out! According to the article, “cozy” is the closest American term to hygge. I love the invocation aspect, talking about how “hyggelig” the evening will be, then talking about it while relaxing by the fire, and then even afterward, talking about how cozy it was. It made me think about how language can enhance an overall experience, and the way anticipation and memory are part of the experience itself.

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