Seyðisfjörður without boats…
Churches without mowers with scythes…
Mountain villages with neither people nor sheep.
The fishers walked away.
The settlers made little mark.
The farmers went to Canada.
There are reasons for these things. They have to do with emptiness and inhuman power.
That too is a human strength, but not for the young.
What, you wanted human company?
Highway 76 On a Good Day
A farm among energies older than the gods, will that do? No? Well, there’s a road, so you’re good, right?
Your craft……your crew …
Ah, yes, that’s it.
An iceberg brought it.
Good thing it, because your boat …
… your lovely boat…
…well, she’s a ship of dreams now.In Tjörneshreppur! Up north.
In some countries, you fill your gardens with plants and flowers. In Reykjavik, they often look like this:
You fill them with the world.
Your house is Iceland, looking out to sea. Crazy beautiful!
Before the Ring Road, this was the highway to the East.
It is now easy to forget that Iceland is many different countries united by isolation. Sometimes the way forward is the way back.
And this is the high-tech version.
Watch your step.
If isolation can be connection, can connection be isolation?
When a country becomes a road…
… what then?
Would you be able to support a family by raising sheep on a lava field like this?
Or would a farm on the cliff, below a waterfall blown upwards by hurricane do the trick?
Those are your choices. Not only that, but your choices view, and are viewed by, the desperate gambles of others. Try that.