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⇏ Advantages of reading This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland ⣙ PDF by Gretel Ehrlich ⤞

⇏ Advantages of reading This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland ⣙ PDF by Gretel Ehrlich ⤞ ⇏ Advantages of reading This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland ⣙ PDF by Gretel Ehrlich ⤞ Chapter 1Darkness Visible Uummannaq, Greenland, 1995Our country has wide borders there is no man born has travelled round it And it bears secrets in its bosom of which no white man dreams Up here we live two different lives in the Summer, under the torch of the Warm Sun in the Winter, under the lash of the North Wind But it is the dark and cold that make us think most And when the long Darkness spreads itself over the country, many hidden things are revealed, and men s thoughts travel along devious paths Blind AmbrosiusDo you see that coming the old woman Arnaluaq asked.What That out there over the sea It is the Dark coming up, the great Dark Knud RasmussenThe glaciers are rivers, the sky is struck solid, the water is ink, the mountains are lights that go on and off Sometimes I lie in my sleeping bag and recite a line from a Robert Lowell poem over and over Any clear thing that blinds us with surprise.I sleep by a cold window which I ve opened a crack Frigid air streams up the rock hill and smells of minerals In a dream I hear the crackling sound that krill make under water Earlier in the day the chunk of glacier ice I dropped into a glass of water made the same sound.The ice came from the top of a long tongue that spills out at the head of this fjord, as if it were the bump of a tastebud that had been sliced off, or a part of speech Now it has melted and looks floury, like an unnecessary word that adds confusion to insight But when I drink it down, its flavor is bright, almost peppery, bespeaking a clarity of mind I rarely taste but toward which I aspire.This January morning a sundog a rainbowlike ring around the sun loomed so large it seemed to encircle the visible world As I moved, it moved I watched it slide across something stuck a ship that had frozen into the ice of Frobisher Bay I was taking off from Iqaluit, a town in Arctic Canada where I d been stranded for several days As my plane taxied out onto the runway, the sundog billowed and shuddered, dragging itself across black ice, too heavy to leave the ground Then the plane did rise and so did the sun s halo a bright porthole into an Arctic winter s permanent night.Some Eskimos say such a ring around the sun represents the hand drum used by a shaman to invoke other worlds They believe there are multiple realms within this one located beneath the sea ice, inside the mountains, at the edge of the ice cap, and up in the sky where other kinds of beings live and interact with us Some are half human and half animal some are transparent pure spirit Stories are regarded as living things, and the shaman s trance is brought on by the beating of the drum and the slow strobe of seasonal darkness and light.My plane from Baffin Island to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, had made an unscheduled, early morning departure Every seat but two held strapped in cargo the steward and I were the only passengers It was 20 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, made colder by a hard northwesterly wind In the cabin we wrapped ourselves in wool blankets and sipped coffee while a mechanic swept snow from the wings As the plane rose, it passed through the wavering hoop and the sun dog broke.Below, Baffin Bay was a puzzle that had been shattered There were disks, plates, slicks, crystals, frazil ice, grease ice, and pancake ice Arctic lily pads across which seals, polar bears, and hunters leaped Between tiny islands, broad sheets of ice as big as billboards bumped up into frozen Hiroshige like waves.People always ask, Why do you want to go north in the dark time of year There s nothing up there But Greenlanders know the opposite is true Summer is boring Nothing for the dogs to do In winter and spring the fjords and bays are ice We go for long trips on our sleds hunting every day, living wherever we want, and visiting friends in villages That s when we are happy.Below we flew over an intricate labyrinth of floating plinths Clouds increased, light waned, yet it was morning A glow marked the spot where the sun was trying to rise, but we veered north, away from it Behind us, in the mountains, a river s fast moving riffles had frozen in place Everywhere the shifting ice was saffron, then pink, then indigo the Arctic s austerity both a physical clarity and a voluptuousness.The hunters I was to travel with said the dogsled trip to Thule would take a month or longer Imaqa Maybe Clocks and calendars were still considered irrelevant in the far north, where there were no roads, only frozen fjords and seas traveled by dogsled, where weather metered out time in its own currency, where, in one Eskimo dialect, the word for winter also means a year Up here, the ephemeral is the only constant time has not been decimated by the second hand, itself a foreign splinter looking to rejoin the living tree from which it came.Two years earlier, in 1993, on a similar flight, I had met a young couple, Ann and Olejorgen, who befriended me Now I was returning to Greenland to spend part of an Arctic winter with them before taking off by dogsled for places north.Olejorgen is Inuit but born in Nuuk, the capital city below the Arctic Circle, and Ann is a Faroe Islander who had immigrated to Greenland years before They were on their way home to Uummannaq, a small town on a tiny island halfway up the west coast of Greenland When they asked what a lone American was doing on the plane, I held up a thick volume by Knud Rasmussen, one of ten compendiums of ethnographic notes from one of his expeditions Half Inuit, half Danish, Rasmussen had made a three and a half year epic journey by dogsledin an effort to trace the Eskimos original migration route from Siberia to Greenland On the way, he recorded their material and culturalhistory including firsthand accounts of how they traveled, lived, and hunted, their shamanic rituals, songs, dreams, drawings, and stories without which we would know very little about the Greenland, Netsilik, Caribou, Copper, Mackenzie, and Alaskan Eskimos as they lived a hundred years ago.Olejorgen was surprised that I knew about Rasmussen Dark skinned and almond eyed, he had a slow, soft voice and enough Danish blood mixed into what he called his Eskimo genes to make him tall Those genes linked him by blood to Rasmussen through one of Greenland s most famous families.It s because of Rasmussen that I am going north to live, Olejorgen said He had never been that far up the coast, never driven a dogsled, never used a harpoon, never killed a seal I have quit law school and want to learn to be a hunter I am an Eskimo Now I shall learn how to be one.Rasmussen ya he is the national hero, Ann said Buxom and voluable, she spoke in a loud voice, switching effortlessly between Danish, English, Faroese, and Greenlandic a boon for me since I am a shy traveler Now she was sorting through a huge bag of presents from Denmark She was both a collector and a giver, constantly transforming what might have become avarice into unstinting generosity As a social worker in charge of a regional orphanage and halfway house for children in Uummannaq, giving was a way of life for her My family in the Faroe Islands was wealthy Shipping that s why my professors at university said I wouldn t be good at my job But I told them that if I d never known love, how could I give it Ann was returning to Uummannaq with her new companion She d met Olejorgen during her sabbatical in Copenhagen and became pregnant with his child Olejorgen was following her to Uummannaq a place in Greenland he had never seen, but which for five years had been her adopted home.When we climbed out of the Twin Otter at Nuuk, I d found I had no money no Danish kroner, that is and there was no place to change currency The thick volumes by Rasmussen proved to be the only currency I needed Ann had insisted I come with them to Olejorgen s parents house.We sped into Nuuk, Greenland s capital city, in a Toyota pickup taxi It was pouring rain Well below the Arctic Circle, Nuuk has no dogsleds, only apartment buildings, a hotel, a museum of Eskimology, and the House of Parliament Greenland, a Danish overseas administrative division, gained limited independence in 1979 and is now governed by home rule.Olejorgen s parents, Motzflot and Maritha Hammekin, were in their late seventies and spoke no English Greenlandic is an Eskimo language, and is the first language of Greenland Motzflot was a pale skinned vicar with a gentle voice and keen eyes Olejorgen s mother was small and dark, slightly stooped but with thick strong hands As she took thevolumes from my arms, she told me she was related to Rasmussen through a Polish Jewish Danish Greenlandic family named Fleischer She wanted to show me the treasures she and her husband collected during their travels throughout Greenland The small rooms were filled with soapstone and walrus ivory carvings and paintings of ice choked fjords On the dining room wall behind the vicar s seat hung the long tusk of a narwhal.West Greenland was colonized by the Danes in 1721 and the entire population was Christianized by zealous Lutherans from Scandinavia Intermarriage was common, a tool for assimilation, and though the population of Greenland is 85 percent Inuit, there is little pure blood left What makes the far northern corner of the island unique is that colonization only went as far north as Tasiusaq, leaving the Polar Eskimos who lived along the Melville Peninsula all the way north to Siorapaluk largely unaffected by Europeanization for another two hundred years.Beneath a chandelier we drank French Bordeaux and ate boiled seal and potatoes This was the capital city, after all, with a prosperous looking population of 14,000 Olejorgen s sister, Esther, doe eyed and high cheekboned, joined us with her Danish friend, Poul A midwife, she had already delivered 285 babies that year and was about to set out by skiff to visit outlying villages where she would teach women how to deliver babies Poul looked on, complacently smoking his pipe He had left his own Danish family to join this one, and had lost all interest in returning home to Denmark he had happily settled in with his job as editor of Greenland s bilingual Danish Greenlandic newspaper, and with his Inuit wife.The next morning Ann asked where I was going, and I showed her on the map Awwkk you can t go there, she said, making a face No, no You must come north with us on the ferry to Uummannaq, the real Greenland, the one that Knud Rasmussen writes about And I did.We took the ferry though it carried no cars, there being no roads between villages and made a slow passage north Women smoked and played cards, children ran, and Danish style food was served in a cafeteria I spent my time up on deck Halfway up Viagut Strait, we passed an iceberg with a hole burrowed into its flank like a telescope through which I felt I could see the origins of green and blue, of ice itself.Ice is what Greenlanders longed for and loved We careened through pavilions and amphitheaters of ice, past mesas that had been halved and rejoined by summer s heat, exposing a central rift that was all azure rubble As we proceeded north the ship s wake seemed to close over what was left of time.A thousand years ago the hunter s world was made of ice and darkness, water and light, meat eaten raw and dried, and skins dog, seal, polar bear, reindeer, Arctic hare, and eider duck that were sewn into clothes, tents, and sleeping bags The seasons rocked back and forth between light and dark and the ice was always moving the top of Greenland is jostled by 52,000 square miles of Arctic sea, most of it ice Polynyas areas of open water were created when surging tidal currents broke the ice, and stayed open like unhealing sores in midwinter The land was an ocean that broke against bodies of water, shattering into islands big and small Tides arm wrestled pack ice until it accordioned up against itself, finally falling onto the mainland s shore Glaciers calved great slabs of ice as big as convention centers and as fanciful as the Taj Mahal, and these sailed down the fjords all summer, their arches, towers, and shoulders collapsing in sudden heat as if from a fit of laughter.Up on deck I met an old woman who had been napping She asked if I spoke Danish Nye, I said American A floe exploded on the starboard side and bits of ice avalanched down into foaming, churning water Now we are going north, the old woman said, standing at the rail, her chin greasy with seal fat because, earlier, she had shared a rack of seal ribs with her grandson The ice rubble that hit the hull made a thunking sound and the ship veered This is not the same world as the one you come from Even now you are being deceived, she told me In early times the people said the land was thin and all kinds of talk between things and animals was possible because all things and all beings were the same everything was interchangeable A pod of ringed seals burst out of the water, then dove, leaving in their place a piece of green ice shaped like a harpoon.Just before dawn, I went out on deck and found Olejorgen standing in the bow He looked nervous and excited and his cheeks were red.I wondered if he had a fever He complained of a polar headache Rasmussen used to get them too, he said A tower of rotten ice collapsed as we glided by When I get to Uummannaq I must find an elder who will explain things to me, who will be patient and teach me about using dogs, about the ice, about how to hunt the animals Neither of us could have imagined then how much he would have to learn just to survive his years of instruction.Olejorgen had left a wife, a son, and an unfinished law career behind to start a new life with another woman, a child on the way, and a burning desire to claim an Inuit hunting life that, because of geography, he had been deniedThrilling A stunning portrait of a people and the landscape that shaped them The New York Times Book ReviewTold by a voice in love with the light and ice and rippling, infinite beauty of the Arctic north This Cold Heaven boldly captures the unyielding beauty and spontaneous wonders of life on the icecap The Boston GlobeEhrlich has accomplished an extraordinary feat she has taken a forbiddingly beautiful, haunting and alien landscape and depicted it in equally beautiful and haunting prose Seattle TimesGripping A realm of gemlike icebergs, yowling sled dogs, writhing aurora borealis and stalwart, wisecracking hunters San Francisco ChronicleHaunting and reflective captures the essence of the Artic Portland Oregonian Compelling At once an engaging history of the Inuit and an affectionate profile of Ehrlichs Greenlandic friends and their vanishing way of life National GeographicHer adventures are wonderfully enlightening about the world way above the treeline She writes beautifully The Washington TimesNo one who reads this wonderful book will ever forget these singular people or the austerities of the land they inhabit Thomas McGuaneGet Ehrlich on a sled racing across unknown ice and shell carry you bodily into another place and time, another fast disappearing way of life Ann Jones, The Womens Review of BooksA lyrical blend of travel, meditation and history and a hymn to the Inuit peoples rootedness in landscape and tradition Times Literary Supplement Ehrlichs does a masterful job of creating a nuanced sense of place Conde Nast Traveler This Cold Heaven Seven Seasons in Greenland Gretel This Ehrlich on FREE shipping qualifying offers For the last decade, has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, culture, and treacherous beauty of world that is defined ice In she combines story her travels with history cultural anthropology to reveal few WEFUNK Radio Hip Hop The Original Funk WEFUNK Hop, Funk Soul mix show broadcasting from Montreal Tune 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    • This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland
    • 3.4
    • 278
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    • 402 pages
    • 0679758526
    • Gretel Ehrlich
    • Anglais
    • 04 December 2017

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