Alexandra Norrskèn (N.S.) (lantichristo) wrote,
Alexandra Norrskèn (N.S.)

Dear Diary ... Dreaming of the Arctic and Polar nights.. among other things ...

Spend a couple of days with mom.
Weather is weird. Kind of rainy with sun here and there ...
It is a rainbow weather, if you know what I mean.
Right now it's very odd though. It is 09:51 and it is so dark outside I need to turn on the lights.
It feels like a really big storm is coming.
I can feel it over me ...
Maybe even hail ...
I LOVE this weather ...
So poetic ...

I still get really sad over father.
Still haven't been to the cemetery.
I think the stone is now ready and set.
I must see it.
Father loved spring so maybe that's why I think of him so much lately.

I finished my book (Dark Matter) I could not read ANY slower. I was reading each chapter twice.

Oh I really liked this book. It took me places.
My friend Samantha told me it was scary but ... it never happened ... I was misled.
Not her fault though. I just don't really scare ...
I watch the most gruesome horror films to feel something ...
but it never happens ...
anyway ...

Last night it was the first night after ... 2 years? I went to bed without a book.
I went to bed with Nemi though so I had funny girly-ish dreams.
For a change.
I dreamt of my girls back in the old country.
We were having icecream.

Today I must find a new book to read

Since loved loved loved
Dark Matter!!!! I want to find something similar. So I thought I should read the journals and books Michelle Paver read (the author of Dark Matter) when she was making a research on Spitsbergen.
Very interesting stuff. Various diaries and expedition journals from the 1920s and 1930s Such as: Spitsbergen; An Account of Exploration, Hunting, the Mineral Riches & Future Potentialities of an Arctic Archipelago  R. N. Rudmose 1879 Brown
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide

But what I REALLY want to read now is:A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter.
Here is an interesting article about her: Die Ritter-Saga
(One needs the help of Google Translate in case one don't speak German)
"Prior to publication of her book in 1938, the Arctic has never been described in such sensitive way, and since then not again"

First drops of rain are here ...

Tags: books, dear diary, rain, reading

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.