Possibilities



Tomorrow will be exactly a year since I decided to call Iceland Eyes a completed work. I actually cried that day, imagining life without my little passion-project constantly on my mind (Ooh, this scene would make a great pic for my next post! or Ok, there's a great topic to write about!)

I had something else to obsess about, though, a work that I'd known for years I would start and finish last autumn. It's called 88, written during the eighty-eight days between my 44th birthday and December 21st, 2012. The story is about living and dying and living again, of a white girl's experience on an active volcano in the middle of the cold cold briny deep, a forever loop of love and loss and beauty and hope. It was fitting also that Iceland Eyes was exactly eight years old at that same time. Lay an 8 on its side and what do you see: eternity.

Oddly, though, it's come to my attention that though I haven't been massaging it, this blog has gotten some attention internationally in the past few months, and has been linked to from here and there across the wide, wide web. I even found it, and me, mentioned in the comments section of this post from Climate Denial Crock of the Week about the ICES Annual Science Conference recently held here in Reykjavik.

So I decided to test the waters: is it time for an Iceland Eyes Revival? Should we, dear readers, aim for another eight years of great photos and interesting articles? Comments, of course are more than welcome...


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes! Such a nice surprise when it popped up in my RSS feed today.

Anonymous said...

Please do. Enjoyed the connection to Iceland.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Would love to see you back, have been missing your nice pictures and catchy comments!

I have been checking this space every now and then and hope to see you posting again!

Best regards from Sweden!

Björn

Stina said...

Yes! It would be great to have you return, I've missed your wonderful photos and words.

Stan said...

Please! I've enjoyed your photographs, particularly those of daily life in Iceland without the usual hype.

clairz said...

Yes, more please. Think about those of us who have only recently discovered your blog. What a gift it would be for me if you were to continue!

Carole Pivarnik said...

Yes please! Was thrilled to se notice of a post in my inbox! Your photos and perspective are always enjoyable.

matthew said...

i would love to see a return of Iceland Eyes.

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

Yes, if you want to!

Truman said...

It would be fantastic if you could continue! Your pictures are wonderful and your writing is beautiful. It's just a nice treat to be able to follow along with your adventures in such an amazing place.

devivacor said...

Yes, please!!!!! Do come black. I've spent two weeks in Iceland in 2012 and I full understand now why this country has become a long life passion for so many people. Your blog helps me keep a connection with the amazing feelings I remember so well.

Kathleen said...

I would love it! I was very excited when you showed up in my feed today

Iceland Eyes said...

Thank you all for your encouragement! I guess it's a done deal, then : )

I might be changing platforms and redesigning things a bit, but I would, of course, keep the icelandeyes.com url, which means there wouldn't be too much disruption for those of you who using RSS.

Now I need to go out and grab some some cool shots!

(Oh, and by the way, guest photogs are always welcome, so if you have a photo of Iceland that you LOVE and want to share, send me an email at icelandeyes@gmail.com : )

caribougrrl said...

It was so exciting seeing a new post in my followed blogs listing that I can only say absolutely yes pretty please with sugar on top...

Robbi said...

I would love to see you back. Your photography and writing are incredible.

Robbi in Lake Tahoe

Kevin Trammel said...
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Kevin Trammel said...

Maria, I've always enjoyed your offerings and check pretty much every post you put up with interest.

Kevin Trammel
flowerwatch.net

Viszlát Sjáumst said...

You bet your arse! This is spectacular news...

Ed Sweeney

Andy said...

Put me down as another one who never removed you from me feed reader and thought "Oooooh" when I saw there was a new post waiting.

Is 88 going to be available publicly?

Jono said...

Just checked my feed and there you were! Yippee!

Professor Batty said...

What a treat to come back from vacation and find that you're posting again!

And I may just take you up on that solicitation for photos!