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A day of few interactions and no events

Today can be characterised by slightly warmer weather resulting in melting snow, a walk to the beach, some attempts at audio recordings of birds without car sounds and lots of audio editing. My plan for a swim was thwarted by the early closing time of the pool and my only interaction was in the supermarket. Anyway, I have a rough …

walking path

As instructed, you enter the single room that overlooks the main road. You sit down and listen to people talk about arriving in Ólafsfjörður. Standing up, you walk to the window and look out at the road. There is one tunnel in and one tunnel out of town. This road is like the highway through. The view leads directly to a …

lights that look like something else

Perhaps it is constancy of the shades of blue, but I have begun looking at lights to give me a visual thrill.During the night I woke up and saw bright lights of green and pink through the crack between the blind and the wall. Again this was not the aurora I had wanted but a string of coloured lights hung …

folk songs sung by children

I returned to the mountains today. Coming back after being away for three days has a similar effect to arriving for the first time. However there is not the new excited feeling and the warmer weather of the first arrival. But I do also have the newly found familiarity of running into locals I have met at the supermarket. I have …

Hegelian dialectics

Today presented two mysteries involving the church in Akuyeri. The first was the graffiti in English which cited Hegelian dialectics, and that “GOD IS A CUNT”. God/Satan Good/Bad = Hegelian Dialectics This is interesting for a number of reasons. The first question might be why this is written in English? Is the writer Icelandic and is using English to create distance? Or …