Image by Óðinn, three years old.
Today is 20.09.2009 and I've little to say but that fall is here, and dark nights still warm enough to stroll around in without mittens or muffs or such. We walk a thin line these days between hope and dolor, and I think it's safe to say that, honestly, at this point, the waiting is the hardest part. Our collapse lingers, a slow motion graceless tumble, as infighting and fracturous party bickering keep us clinging to old structures and ideals when letting go, fully falling into true humility, admitting fault, releasing blame and dissolving useless, demeaning obligations might be the only way to save our national soul. But what do I know. I've always found politics, finance and the ways of the worldly truly confounding.
And then there's all this, the true measure of our life force: our art. Visit these links and know that our hearts are still beating and our blood runs as hot and cool as ever, and that we'll never, never give up:
Add This Song by gusgus, directed by Heimir Sverrisson and Jón Atli Helgasson
gusgus web site
Hljóðaklettar Icelandic Music Label, feat. Rúnar Magnússon, DJ Musician and Thor Magnússon
Anonymous feat. Tanya and Marlon Pollock, video by Berglind
gogoyoko Fair Play in Music
E-label Designs by Ásgrímur Már Friðriksson
Reykjavik International Film Festival
Ólafur Eliasson at TED.com
Ragnar Kjartansson at the 2009 Venice Biennial
11th annual Iceland Airwaves music festival
Sequences Art Festival
And so many more...Do yourself a favor and check them all out *.*