Time fell away

Time fell away

This describes one of those timeless stretches when you step outside the sturm und drang and step into flow of one kind or another. This is the detachment we find each in our own way, but commonly it seems to involve contact with a natural setting, or being involved...
Here is a valuable life

Here is a valuable life

Lopez’s description of a tough animal encountered on a summer’s day, arresting him with its direct gaze, reminds me of the sightings of birds we enjoy in our garden. In one spot, we used a pair of terracotta pots, about a foot high and nearly as much...
Happiness and exhilaration

Happiness and exhilaration

A simple response to what could be taken as a complex question. Send me your own definitions. From the magnificent book which inspired this website – enjoy our quote studded mosaic review. ‘Knud Rasmussen, an arctic traveler, once asked an Eskimo man about...
The lilt of desire

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. Then fly there in your mind for a moment. Or an hour. For me such places are always either...
Still as a stone

Still as a stone

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....
An ageless conversation

An ageless conversation

This distinction between individual and collective dreams comes from the book that inspired nuannaarpoq.com. Both types can fuse into our future, making or breaking it in terms of whether it is bright, liveable or simply bleak. Arctic Dreams probes many of the issues...
On Arctic trees

On Arctic trees

An underlying condition of being able to live in the spirit of nuannaarpoq is resilience in the face of setbacks.¬† It’s a quality I particularly admire in people who manage to keep enjoying life and its finer moments even after suffering severe shocks and...

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