If you are a regular in The Cove, you’re probably familiar with hygge, and everything hyggelig by now.
From the same family, I like also like the word hyggekrog and the concept behind it. A hyggekrog is a corner of your home, usually a nook, where you can spend time and relax. It often involves soft blankets, fluffy pillows and pleasant lighting.
I believe that giving everyone a hyggekrog would help make our world a much better place!
Sometimes, (at least, I think so) a hyggekrog can be found outside too. And here’s one of mines.
In the middle of Østre Anlæg, an oasis of a park in the Eastern part of Aalborg, I have found (and claimed as mine and mine only) this bench, by the lake’s shore.
Everytime I stop in Aalborg, I make sure to spend a couple of hours there, enjoying the view, appreciating the quietness, meditating and feeding the ducks and swans (I’m not supposed to, but I can’t help it!)
Each time I sat there, I felt something special while sharing my little tête à tête with Sankt Markus Kirke (St-Marc Church).
The view from my bench.
I wish you all, to find your own hyggekrog. Nearby or far away, I think it is important to have a happy place to go to, or to think of, when things aren’t just as good as you’d wish them to be….