‘I really like it. It looks beautiful, the colours are lush and it’s a refreshing perspective on the world. I love the idea of excellent dates engaging with Pliny’s figs and mushrooms, your thought provoking note on innocence, and the concept of the songs of men deep in the heart of grape buds’ – Nicki

Here, fetch

Here, fetch

Not the first time we've celebrated the playfulness of otters in these pages.  This description of the artful animal turning the tables on would-be human tamers is a delight.  You start by throwing a ball and end up being the one who runs to fetch it. But when one...

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Like wine through water

Like wine through water

A lovely image of something - a dream or an idea - imbuing every part of your being. I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my...

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Paying the bill

A charming admission of costs incurred by a character who appears in György Faludy's memoir of life in Communist Hungary.  This outrageously sumptuous evening takes place in pre-communist days, during...

The lilt of desire

What an eloquent depiction of a perfect moment, suspended in the lilt of its desire. Think of similar moments you have experienced, or places which can induce them in you....

Winter was over

Until I read The Song of the Cid I thought it was just a Hollywood film with Charlton Heston.  In fact, it has some beautiful and tender lines about love, friendship...

The high Greek sky

Not the first time I have seen or read of the soaring 'limitless Greek sky'.  It has something vaultingly, deeply, coolingly hyacinthine blue about it, making things seem clean, clear...

Of youth and memory

Memory is a key theme of nuannaarpoq.com, as somehow it came to the surface as a principal element of a life well lived when I was considering what to highlight....

Leaning into the light

The candour of this statement struck me, and also reassured me that my own paltry attempts at living a 'moral and compassionate existence' are no worse than can be expected...

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