When Sunshine is Scarce, Creative People Create

Anyone living in Edmonton, perhaps all of Alberta … perhaps BC, Washington, Ontario … has noticed that we have had an unusually high number of cloudy days in fall 2016.

It’s enough when daylight minutes drop like a stone, but add thick, heavy cloud cover and–voilà!–you get to endure a day that barely escapes dusk when what you really need to do is hibernate because that’s what makes the most sense.

This, of course, is a recipe for strange creativity to surface from a one’s murky subconscious.

But this is how we cope.

Take, for instance, the situation below:

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Thanks to Frank G. for permission to post our conversation.
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Related: When Snow Gets You Down, Write Songs, in honour of the November 27, 2014 blizzard.

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction and fantasy, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disabilities and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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