The Behaviour Of Ice
In the Arctic, Inuit elders
only drink water from icebergs.
Their taste buds are not adjusted
The light in the north
is never simple.
The Aurora Borealis
are ancestors playing with a walrus skull.
Children not yet born.
A gift from the dead
to the living.
In the Arctic, ravens bark like dogs.
You remember the eyes
of every seal wounded,
every seal slaughtered.
You remember every smudge
of every baby whale
being swallowed up by the tide,
you remember every mothers final song.
You must know how ice behaves
in the Arctic, and speak cautiously of the cold,
for it is always listening.
I have been looking forward to putting this post together for weeks now!
If there’s one thing you should know about me it’s that I very rarely switch off. Even when I think sometimes that ‘perhaps it would be nice to have a quiet head for a while,’ it’s not often that I’m mentally capable of it being so.
It has quite a lot to do with the fact with the fact I live with bi-polar, and it’s an illness that’s renowned for not letting its carriers allow their thoughts to rest. And it has quite a lot to do with the fact that I’m just too bloody interested in my interests to be able to let my mind drain out. I tried it once last year, to just be without putting out my feelers, and I felt like it was the end of the fucking world.
Anyway, here I present to you many of the great things March informed me about in its 31 days. If there’s something that moves you or inspires you or gets really under your skin or perhaps you know of a better way that I could document my discoveries, let me know…!
P.S. The little bullet points are the rune Kenaz which symbolises – among other things – knowledge, illumination and creativity.
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This quote was lifted from my friend, writer Carmen Thompson’s Facebook page.
‘I admit it I was so scared about how having a baby would affect me as a writer. How could I go from the fast paced intensity of deadlines to doing nothing but baby? But he’s made me slow down to his time until I see the details in each moment. What is innocence but having the patience to wonder? What better way to write, to live?’
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