Master of whirlpools

Master of whirlpools

I loved this entrancing description of joyous and playful mastery. Tarka is a splendid character depicted after months of close observation of his kind, by a man disaffected with humanity following the horrors of the First World War. Although often hunted, the animal...
Swimming with swallows

Swimming with swallows

Near our house there’s an open-air swimming pool I go to on summer evenings, to cool off and do some easy exercise. Quite often I’m the only person, and if I swim as sleekly and efficiently as possible, no chopping and churning, I can be rewarded by...
Stones, water and souls

Stones, water and souls

Sleep is a theme I’ve chosen to include in nuannaarpoq.com as it’s such a wonderful source of rest and ease, and so many people don’t have enough either in quality or quantity.  Sleeping as much as you need to be in full form is therefore a...
On irrigating the world

On irrigating the world

The idea and experience of time, as an enabler or a constraint in living life to the optimum, is a recurring theme in my mind.  Lack of time is one of the curses of our time, despite all the bits of kit we’ve created or loaded up on ostensibly to free up more of...

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