I am a little late to the Reverb party this year. But I'll start with #3 and try to catch up.
December 3 – Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).
I usually feel alive - but there were several moments in Iceland where I felt a heightened feeling of being "alive".
Iceland is a powerful place. Everywhere you look there is an example of something that could potentially kill you.
One such moment was hear Myvatn. We drove up to the Geothermal power plant in a thick fog. The air was crisp and there was more snow on the ground the higher we climbed up the mountain/hill. There were no trees - the ground not covered with snow was muddy. Just a lone line of asphalt to the top.
When we got near the top we could hear a loud, LOUD noise. It sounded like a jet engine. But the fog was so dense that we could not tell where the noise was coming from - just that it was loud, and close. Iceland isn't big on warning signs, either. Was it coming from the ground? The Air? A machine? No idea. We just knew it was heartstoppingly close.
A rough video I shot at the top is here
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