So, I figured why not and thinking of my previous posting, went ahead and created a Facebook page for establishing marras a fifth season in Finland. Not that I believe for a moment that it would have an impact, but then again - why not? Most of the interesting stuff in my life has started with a "why not" - and no matter what happens, it should at least be good for a laugh or two.
So go ahead and like it if you think that Finland has really five seasons :)
(Sorry, the page is in Finnish only.)
I still believe Finland has five seasons instead of four - we're now living in marras, the dead season. I'll quote my old post from four years ago:
I've lately started to think that Finland really has five seasons instead of the usual four: The light green and energy of spring; the bright green, strong, vibrant and short summer; the autumn, full of gold and red; the dark, black wetness of marras, or what the Tolkien elves called quellë, or "fading"; and the pale blue and white cold of winter.
This "dead" season really is what I hate the most about Finland. It's a miserable period of time - and especially in Southern Finland it seems to go on for ages, maybe ending just right before Christmas.
That's why it was wonderful to see the first snow yesterday. It brings in the promise of winter, a season when you can feel alive then. And now the sun is shining, so things aren't all that bad.
But now we have no snow. Just a curtain of dark, cold, and wet.
Private comments? Drop me an email. Or complain in a nearby pub - that'll help.
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