An Escape into the Silence of a Winter in Iceland
Do you know the movie “Gold Rush” by Charlie Chaplin? There he said, “I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” That is not why I spend time in nature when the sky is covered by clouds; it is because the landscape is reduced to a few simple things. In the 1950s, Swiss philosopher, Max Picard, wrote, “Nothing has changed the nature of men as much as the loss of silence.” His statement can be debated, but for me, it has a bit of truth.
I watched two horses for half an hour. They didn’t do more than putting their heads together as if they were in a conversation. Later, I left them with the feeling that my life makes sense when I am offline from everything, during a silent moment in nature.