hygge (noun): one of the most difficult to translate words in the world
“Gather the family and invite over a couple of good friends. Push the sofas and chairs up close to the coffee table. Douse the electricity and light some candles. Better yet, light a fire in the hearth. Serve plenty of food and drink. Raise a toast or two, or three, and feel the warmth flow around the table. Look at each other until you see the candlelight shimmering in each other’s eyes. You’ve got hygge!”
This just about sums up what I crave every night when I can’t sleep and every autumn afternoon,… and whenever I think about Christmas, but my Christmases don’t seem to be like this anymore. An effort shall be made this season.