After ten hours of driving through Germany and Denmark and 35 hours travelling by ferry, this morning I arrived back in the Faroe Islands. For another 45 minutes, I drove from the capital Tórshavn to our village. In some places the only light that I could see was the headlight of my car. I have been driving these roads before, I know my way. Lucky me. I also know that right beside those roads, there are mountains and fjords. At 5:40 am in October, I just couldn't see them. It was way too dark. Although, every once in a while, I spotted sheep. Their eyes kept staring at me through the inky black darkness.
When I parked my car, pebbles crunched. With the aid of a flashlight I unloaded the car. I checked the rooms, opened some windows and sorted things into order – the proven routine. Afterwards, I usually take a shower, go to bed and take a nap. As you might have already noticed, I’m not sleeping. What went wrong? I simply couldn’t stop looking outside our living room window. At first, there were clouds in our bay. White and orange clouds, softly sitting on the top of the water and on the top of the mountains. Then, the sunlight made its way to the gras, it seemed to be dancing in an ocean of colors, all different shades of brown and green. Finally, I saw this fantastic rainbow. Strong contours, shiny and most beautiful. Just as if Faroe Islands, our village, even nature herself sent me a warm welcome.
This will be a short blogpost. As you already know: I should get some sleep now. In the afternoon, I have to go to the supermarket. And coffee has to be ready. Some of my friends might come over. The Faroese like their coffee strong and black. And I like the way the Faroese invite others for a cup of coffee. They say: Vilt tú hava ein kaffimunn? Which means something like: Would you like to get a mouthful of coffee? Not such a bad idea after all. Coffee or nap? Decision: First nap, then coffee. And, if you don’t mind: Another rainbow for dinner, please. See you! Vit síggjast!