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THE NUANNAARPOQ INTERVIEWS
These will build a nuannaarpoq story book through slow-mo interviews. We will post occasional questions relating to the themes we believe reinforce nuannaarpoq.
Some responses (we expect many, rich, original, touching and varied) will be featured here, to celebrate the ways people find and share pleasure in being alive, and to inform the development of nuannaarpoq.com and a life-loving manifesto.
Please see the first questions below and feel free to send in your response in a brief sketch in words or images. And remember, this isn’t a school test – you don’t need to study or prepare, just think, imagine, react and communicate!
‘If you had an opportunity to put a question to Socrates what would it be?’
This is a quotation from Lawrence Durrell’s enchanting exploration of the island of Corfu, Prospero’s Cell. I have been pondering it for months and look forward to your questions for Socrates … don’t hesitate to send more than one. I believe he won’t mind.
Please send your responses using the form above. Earlier questions can be seen below in case you’d like to respond to those too.
Source: Lawrence Durrell, Prospero’s Cell (Faber & Faber 1970 (1945)), p. 37
Describe a walk you have enjoyed with someone in which …
‘The going did not slow the talk, the talk / Slowed not the going.’
Or of such a walk you would like to do with someone, even if you haven’t met them or they are no longer alive. And why. Please send a brief response using the contact form above.
Source: Dante, The Divine Comedy (Purgatory, Canto 24), trans. Clive James (New York: Liveright Publishing, 2013), p. 295
Nuannaarpoq themes: sharing, moments. This quotation from Clive James’ translation of Dante made me think of such walks in my own life, and wonder about other people’s.
What is your idea, experience or dream of a timeless afternoon?
It can be something you enjoy (or have enjoyed) regularly, or that you remember or dream of. Please send a brief response using the contact form above.
Nuannaarpoq theme: time. I don’t know anyone who feels they have enough time. Time is a primary colour in the nuannaarpoq rainbow, together with its corollary, timelessness: those luxurious moments when you forget or lose track of time because you are so happy or simply, positively, absorbed.
Click on the image alongside to read Barry Lopez’ description of a timeless afternoon in the Arctic.
Describe a walk you have enjoyed with someone in which …‘The going did not slow the talk, the talk / Slowed not the going.’ 'With a mischievous grin I delight in imagining a stroll by the lake with the recruiter, during which I reveal the REAL me: I have put aside the...
Spending a summer's day at a fancy-dress luncheon party. We sit in an English country garden, gathered around a table laden with food and drink. Women shimmer in silk brocade and flapper dresses, men are dapper in blazers and cricket whites. Endless chatter, laughter,...
What is your idea, experience or dream of a timeless afternoon? 'Me lying in bed with my five year old, and he is sleeping and I am just lying there listening to the breathing and smelling the smells of children. But I can not describe it very well… it is a feeling of...
What is your idea, experience or dream of a timeless afternoon? A timeless afternoon is in a bottle of rosé on a table by the beach. I picture walking towards a low table in the middle of yellow fine sand, a light breeze in my hair, the ocean waves washing softly onto...
What is your idea, experience or dream of a timeless afternoon? A timeless afternoon is walking on a sunny day by the beach listening to the sea and the seagulls while the breaking waves kiss your feet. Source: Luiz Photo credit: Zack Minor at unsplash.com ...
What is your idea, experience or dream of a timeless afternoon? I experienced timeless afternoons when I woke up after an operation in a strange hospital bed, alone in a strange hospital room, and my mind was swinging between looking out of the window and falling back...
What is your idea, experience or dream of a timeless afternoon? It was a sunny summer afternoon. At that time of year, the long days grant us licence to be reckless with the passing hours and minutes because the sun is ensconced proudly above us and is in no hurry at...
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