GREENLAND, CHAPTER FIVE: ALMOST TIME TO GO

To be shared on BOOK blog also.

TIME AND PLACE

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“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

 “Join the army, travel the world, meet interesting people and kill them.” — anti-war slogan from Vietnam war era.

 Those quotes pretty much describe my state of mind today which might best be labeled as confused and melancholy—even though in just one week I’m off for a month of travel. The Brexit vote pretty much confirmed that focusing on one’s own patch of earth, big or small; UK or US, doesn’t create ‘broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things’ —rather it breeds xenophobia. The second quote just reflects what happens next.

That’s a very big digression I suppose from claiming this is chapter five about Greenland or rather more of the books I’ve read about Greenland. Hard, this week, not…

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