Iceland Travel

Rift

November 17, 2017

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” – Terry Tempest Williams

The silence in Iceland is deafening. There is nothing but the sound of my heart beating in tandem with Mother Earth. (Be. Here. Now.) It demands I be present with all parts of myself. The scientist versus the creative. The professional versus the wandering soul. (Will. You. Accept. Yourself. Just. As. You. Are.)  In the cradle of this ancient rift canyon, carved by the shuddering earth and the slow persistence of glaciers and water, I am finally present. I feel my resistance fall away, healing those rifts within me that had been at war.

 

 

Location notes: Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon is located on the south coast of Iceland near the town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. It is an easy turn off from the ring road and you can hike alongside this majestic canyon for 2 km. There was a time that you could hike to the bottom, but access was closed when I was there for natural restoration.

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    Wendy
    November 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    One of my favorite things is loading up this site in the morning to see something new has been shared. And I love this new voice, Jackie!

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      Jackie
      November 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you so much, Wendy! I was struggling for a while to come up with words that even did the photos justice, so I just threw caution to the wind and tried something new. I’m glad you like it, and that our adventures brighten your daily one. 🙂

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