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North. Near the Pole?

December 7, 2010

Well, it’s that time of year. Winter. Holidays. Cold days. Long nights.

And nights are especially long in the north of Norway. I received a postcrossing card from Norway, and as the chill sets in here in New England, I can imagine it is mighty cold up there.

The sender writes that Svartisen means ‘the black glacier’. It is the second largest glacier in Norway, and a popular destination for glacier trips. I wonder if it is receding like those I visited in Alaska. Slowly, almost imperceptibly. But scientists measure the shrinkage millimeter by millimeter.

I love that the stamp is also a glacier.

Wherever you may be, may you find warmth in the cold of winter, light in the darkness of night, and peace in your heart.

OK – for you Australians who are approaching mid-summer… enjoy the warmth and long days!

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