Someone told me about an interview held with an elderly Icelander where the topic turned to the subject of the most important innovation to come to the island in the 20th century. The interviewee, in her eighties, pondered the question for a while then announced that the thing that most changed the lives of Icelanders in the past one hundred years were rubber boots. For the first time in a millenia Icelanders had dry feet all year round.
In these complicated times it's sometimes good to remember the simple things in life.
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p.s. this photo was taken by Valentina Jóhannsdóttir, my daughter.