The brutal landscape
Image credits: Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson, via Iceland Eyes.
The shocking images of the Eyjafjallajokull reveal the volcano’s unyielding confrontation with the measure of human scale. Consequences range from local impacts, as the settling ash becomes a toxic threat to Iceland’s agricultural region’s livestock, to global economic effects that spread out relentlessly across the globe.
And yet the Eyjafjallajokull proceeds in disregard for our fears and trepidations, releasing its mighty roar through the brutal landscape. There is startling poetry to be found on this blend of fire and ice, light and shadow, as caught by the lens of Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson.
Everything is changing. The heart of our island is pulsing, throbs exposed for all to see, releasing a nature we've not witnessed for aeons. And we're to let our own hearts beat in time, push past the fear, find the Love we've forgotten or neglected, welcome the spirits, and dance. This is Paradise, and a most beautiful moment to be alive. (Via Iceland Eyes).