""Every dreamer knows it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you've never even been to." ...
I used this quote a few months before I started his journey.
It's been just over 2 weeks since I got off the Arktika and flew to Iceland. I feel like there is so much more of Greenland that I need to and want to learn.
But would I feel that way about it if I spent a considerable amount of time there?
Tiniteqilaq is a small village on the east coast of Greenland, with approx 120 people. You climb the surrounding hills, look off into the fjord, and you're surrounded by icebergs. It's all so breathtaking and you can't feel anything but inspired. But would I feel that way if I lived here?
Towns like these were once simple; hunting was their livelihood. But modernization and commercialization changed a lot of things, especially for the younger generations. Simplicity for some of them started to feel like a death sentence. The suicide rate in Greenland is one of highest.
Surrounded by so much beauty, I felt free from the world. Whereas those that live there may see it differently; they likely feel trapped with no way out.
We look to escape the hustle and bustle of complexity, whereas Greenlanders take extreme measures to escape the simplicity...
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