I don’t know how anyone lives without at least a small piece of sky to stand under. One of the things I like least about winter is that it’s too dark when I get home to be able to go sit on the patio and have a few minutes peace. Without that little slice of sky I think I would just go mad. A little bit of time out of the sight of people and within sight of at least a little bit of nature. How apartment dwellers deal, I do not know.
Almost every day when I get home from work I sit on the patio and read a little, do a little yard work and distance myself from the world at large. I think it would kill me, one way or the other, to live without that. While I can live with cool weather, I begrudge every moment of daylight that I can’t spent outside.