July 4. It’s my fourth morning here in Greenland, fourth night spent without a sunset, without darkness or stars. I now live in an ethereal world of constant light, and I block the windows so I can sleep in my little attic room overlooking the sea.
Sleep isn’t a problem for me though - not yet!! I’m still catching up from a couple nights spent awake on the trip to GL. Reflecting now from a quieter vantage point, I realize how incredibly busy I was as I prepared to leave Colorado for the Arctic. Rest is so welcome, and I find myself sinking into with abandon. I dream of trees, bike riding, and the people I long for.
Most days, the humidity and clouds allow only a dim distinction between water and air, ocean and sky. I squint my eyes looking for a horizon, for giant icebergs that might tell me where the world begins and ends. The light and color are so gentle.
The lack of night makes this whole experience seem timeless. I love not knowing (or caring) what hour it is. There’s nowhere for me to be but right here, right now, in the middle of noon or midnight.
|Taken last night about 11:30pm from the front of my cabin... Greetings from GL!!!|