unbroken unity.


nothing like the feel of

walking on a lake of solid ice

remembering how it felt

swimming in its warm water

pure magic

“in the arctic, the inuit say water and land are the same;

they’re an unbroken unity.

in the winter, you travel on the ice because it’s the linkage and the easiest way,

and in the summer, you move around on the water.”

*-john ralston saul



*John Ralston Saul (born 1947) is a Canadian writer, political philosopher, and public intellectual. His work is known for being thought-provoking and ahead of its time, leading him to be called a “prophet” by Time and to be included in Utne Reader’s list of the world’s leading thinkers and visionaries.

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  1. Not many places in this country get to see naturally occurring ice – let alone frozen over rivers/lakes. I watched a beautiful youtube video about a woman living in central northern Sweden. Her enjoyment of the seasons there was so sensual and deep. It was a visually stunning piece. I would love to live in a place where snow in winter was normal.

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  2. I remember skating a lake when I was young and hearing the boom of a crack as it settled. Put my heart in my throat. Part of the thrill. First Christmas I really remember was getting ice skates and a hockey stick.

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