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On glaciers

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On glaciers

On some level, it’s hard to write about Iceland. A year ago, the island symbolized deep pain and anger for me. (I don’t want to go into the reason here. That’s why I pay a therapist. Ba-dum-tish) Suffice it to say that when Eyjafjallajokull blew its top, the volcano seemed to be providing the geological parallel to my emotional distress. Naturally, the eruption blanketed the news, so everywhere I went, all I heard was Iceland this and Iceland that. Iceland seemed to have it out for me. Even JC’s trip to Scotland was thwarted due to the ashen sky. “Fucking Iceland!” he wrote in an e-mail. I laughed; we stewed. But seven months later, I was on a plane to Reykjavik. (more…)