The time difference between Bergen, Norway and California, USA is 9 hours. Having been married to a Norwegian for a few years, I've gotten used to counting ahead or backwards, depending on where we are. But this week, I've caught myself gazing at that twilight-line on my maps application, and imagining what's going on in California.
The time difference means that I can "watch" the sun rise on my home state in the early evening hours here in Norway, when I'm just finishing up my work day and Gisle is coming home. It also means that when I find myself unable to sleep, late at night or early in the morning, it's perfectly acceptable to text a friend back home, knowing I won't disturb their sleep. Maybe my nocturnal habits are better suited to this time zone.
So, given how much the clock has affected me these last weeks, I thought I'd make a brief pro/con list about the 9-hour time difference:
God natt / god dag, wherever you are!