That's a wrap on #day3 !
It called for pouring rain today and not only did we get surprised with a private tour in the same Monster Truck that Kim Kardashian took when she was here, the sun was out almost all day!! 💙☀️ #someoneuptherelovesus#mostincredibleday
It's easy, getting caught up in the solitary sense of awareness that hits you when you look around and see no buildings, no cars, no people. Only mother nature.
It serves as a smack in the face kind of reminder of just how small you are on this big giant blueberry floating around in space. And I kind of like that. It's humbling. It makes you sit down and shut up and just listen.
I can't tell you how many times I wandered off on my own, or on another path away from the others, so I could feel that kind of loneliness. So I could tune out the audible pollution and just be in that place, that moment, that experience.
I found myself seeking out the sounds of Iceland everywhere I went. The crunch of rocks beneath my feet. The icy wind. Snow melting and dripping. I wanted to bring them all back with me. I wanted to keep what "loneliness" feels like, what it sounds like, to me.
Don't feel sorry for me when I say this, but I feel alone quite a bit. I can go weeks without touching another human being or being touched. It's just as humbling as being in the middle of nowhere, listening to the ocean as it laps up the rocks and ice on the shore.
It's just as beautiful, too.
Those moments of "lonely" or "alone" aren't a bad thing. They're just another moment to feel at peace with being a little spot on a big map, a little piece of a big story.
It's just a lot more fun to feel that way on a little island up north.