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No One Thinks of Greenland... That Way.

The horror
I think I may have had a dream for the record books last night. What are the chances of waking up screaming from a nightmare about... Greenland? I wasn't in Greenland and nobody was chasing me to Greenland. All it took was either flying over Greenland or possibly even looking at a map of Greenland. What I remember was feeling something hideous was going to happen; then the globe shifted a little under me and the horror revealed itself: Hudson Bay and then... oh God no... GREENLAND!!!!! That was enough to make me wake up screaming.

I think the nightmare owed itself more to the fact that I'd been up in the middle of the night reading a scary book, and I went back to sleep at that spooky super-exhausted time of early morning that lends itself to the real hallucinatory dreams. Still... Greenland. Even now, a day later, I don't entirely like looking at that map or thinking too hard about it. If that doesn't make me a map nerd, nothing ever will.

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antof9 From: antof9 Date: March 17th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
For some reason, "Oh God, No -- Not Greenland!" strikes me as an hilarious title for a book. I'd buy it, anyway :)
meirionwen From: meirionwen Date: March 17th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Or a column - or something!
florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: March 17th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Or maybe: Greenland... AGAIN?!
miketroll From: miketroll Date: March 17th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Greenland bothers me too! What is it doing there? It's so huge, about the size of Europe, but it just sits there, getting in the way, with hardly anything or anybody on it.

The Trolls have flown over Greenland about four times and been amazed (except for the night flight when it wasn't there) - just a vast black-and-white emptiness. And we've been up in the top right corner of your map, on Svalbard, thinking all the way: Greenland's over there somewhere.

We desperately want to go there some day, maybe next year. Better than the Mile High Club: nookie in Nuuk!

florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: March 17th, 2008 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
You'd think I'd like Greenland because I like ice and snow so much, but that's not the case. I think it's the vast peoplelessness of it that bothers me. Flying over Greenland, yikes. For me it was bad enough flying over Labrador, and at least that has lots of lakes and trees and the occasional moose.
emperor_fool From: emperor_fool Date: March 17th, 2008 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if fear of Greenland is a recognized psychological condition. And what the treatment is.
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florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: March 17th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was really good! I checked it out of the library, otherwise I'd offer to send it to you. But yeah, I recommend it highly.
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