I‘ve said it before and I’ll say it again: few things brings rest to a busy mind in the same way mother nature can. This time around, I’d like to draw attention to the recent work of a fellow Norwegian, whose movie shows off some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery, and an arctic light phenomenon which – as of yet – apparently has no name.
Filmed in early May 2011 by Terje Søgjerd, the video shows off the stunning landscape which signifies the Lofoten archipelago in northern Norway – in many ways barren, yet beautiful. What’s more, there’s footage from a special phenomenon for which the photographer has been unable to find a name, which occurs between two and four weeks prior to the arrival of the Midnight Sun.
Having grown up on the shoreline myself, it makes me think of how, as a child, there appears to be an infinite amount of time to just lie still and observe the passing of the seasons. It’s a shame, really, how rarely we take time to be mindful of our surroundings as we reach adulthood – and a state where time becomes a quantifiable resource of which there never appears to be enough.
Reminiscing about this, I was also reminded of something my teacher in high school used to say: “It’s important to grow up – being a grown up, less so”.
As far as I’m concerned, he was spot on.