Gods

Gods on Mount Esja
Belief in gods arises from visions like this on the side of Mount Esja today.

Two faces peer out across the Faxaflói bay, disturbing my sensibilities and reminding me that it's not man in all our chaotic, often destructive, glory who owns this world, but some force we cannot understand. Painted in snow on a volcanic mountainside, this portrait of a bearded man to the left of the photo, and a cat-like creature on his right lasted only as long as the incoming fierce storm permitted, and was witnessed by those who thought to look up, to look out a window, to see the world outside.

...and for our Bjössi, who recorded as biogen, and has passed: rest in peace, dear man.

5 comments:

Maria Alva Roff said...

Here is the photo with normal 5x zoom (the other is taken with 20x digital zoom on a Lumix 14mp): www.flickr.com/photos/mariaroff/5428126317/

Holly said...

how remarkable.

Andrés Colodrero said...

i just checked your very good blog.

amazing pic!, i got the same feeling when i drive around those fiords in a winter day.

Valerie said...

THAT is a really cool photo...

adriana said...

amazing!!! such a great photo!

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