Try it, next time you have a quiet moment. Sit, if you will, maybe on a stone, and hold a smaller one in your hand, as a talisman for the history of man. Sense its weight and form.

‘You can sit for a long time with the history of man like a stone in your hand. The stillness, the pure light, encourage it.’

From the book which taught me the word ‘nuannaarpoq’ and therefore inspired this website. Here is a beststellar review complete with a mosaic of quotations.


Source: Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams (London: Picador, 1987), p. 173

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