Tuesday, October 27, 2009
We're moving into the darkest part of the year and I've been reading about the effects of seasons on the human brain. Studies have shown that writers and artists are effected by light and darkness, heat and cold. I smiled when I read that writers in the study were at their most creative in the Spring and Fall. The heart of winter being too dark and the heart of summer being too nice. I look at my productive times and find that I write more books in the Spring and Fall. I had never thought about the why of it. I know that I am sensitive to the seasons and the view from my window. I prefer the light to darkness and must take special care of myself during the darkest days. What about you? Are you affected by the seasons?