just discovered this blog, and found this older post particularly beautiful. Jodie’s more recent posts describing her Daily Dose of Awesomeness are wonderful little tidbits of encouragement. I will try again to get into a routine of naming the awesome parts of my day with my bf.
What’s awesome about arctic winter sunrises is the fact that they don’t demand the sacrifice of sleep. Obliging to the desires of one who wishes to have their sleep and the grandeur of a sunrise too, arctic winter sunrises wait until a less obtrusive time to grace arctic dwellers with their magnificence. But, unlike winter sunrises in the high arctic, which don’t occur until anywhere between 11:00 and noon, winter sunrises here don’t induce the same extreme northern winter fatigue.
Currently, the sun begins to rise shortly before 8:00. Closer to solstice, however, this is delayed until 8:30 or so. For the average working Tasiujamuit (I believe most people start work at 9:00 here), that affords ample time for one to do one’s various morning things before catching the sunrise at its crescendo en route to work.
With the school situated directly parallel to the bay, my 3 minute walk…
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