She: Every country has got something. Otherwise people would not live there. It would be empty. We have the Northern Lights. For me they are just, so normal, like a drink of water.
I: Wow. For me it is so special here. You have so many things. The mountains. Where I come from everything is flat.
She: Yeah, and the whales. Last summer there were some fish here that the whales like to eat. We could see whales all the time.
I: But could you see them from land?
She: Yes, sure, just from right here.
I: Oh.. Are whales like a drink of water too?
She: Well, almost. No.. They are a glass of wine.
View over the bay, on a misty day last week, taken a few steps from my current studio.
A couple of hours later I was walking along the Spákonufellshöfði cape, when a man called over to me:
He: Hallo! (… something in Icelandic …)
I: Hallo? What?
He: Ah. Where are you from?
He: Do you see the whales?
I: What? I’m coming over to you.
He: Look, whales, whales! There and there, everywhere!
I: Oh! Thank you! I see them! Thank you!
… (he left)
I: (humming to myself) whaleswhaleswhaleswhales!
Something in the water near Spákonufellshöfði