In Kolarbyn, a beautiful forest campsite in the middle of Sweden, a charcoal hut was my home for a few perfect days. Lovely conversation with other visitors from throughout Sweden (and beyond), and nothing to do but chop firewood, prepare a few simple meals, and write, it was exactly the relaxing weekend I needed after several busy weeks of university.
The experts are right, he thought. Venice is sinking. The whole city is slowly dying. One day the tourists will travel here by boat to peer down into the waters, and they will see pillars and columns and marble far, far beneath them, slime and mud uncovering for brief moments a lost underworld of stone.
– from Daphne du Maurier, “Don’t Look Now”
at Skinnskatteberg, Sweden
It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.
– Terry Pratchett
at Melville Dr., Edinburgh