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  • I took the picture today whilst cross-country skiing with my wonderful father. The 3 pm colours made me think of Erla Stefánsdóttir. She sees people as colours. She says its difficult to draw the colours, although she does in her books, because the colours are alive. They are dynamic in their embracing us and move up and down, back and forth and if you're in love they move like little storms that surround you in little twists; perhaps these storms create the butterfly feeling in my stomach and make me feel I am about to loose balance but I don't? Erla also told me that trees are very much alive and have their own universe but during winter and snow and frost they stay low. The buzz of all the beings she sees and inhabit them isn't there in the cold. As if the universe so well known to her becomes dormant during a cold winter. I tried to listen to the snores of the trees around me but gather I am not sensitive like that. But I did feel their energy. The collective energy of the snow, the trees, the green of the pine trees and the stark and shiny colours in the sky from the sun drawing close to the horizon but never fully rising above it in an Icelandic December. The moment gave me energy I have been lacking over the last two weeks. Nature brought me back to me. And once again, I thank her.
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