The Icelandic word for goodbye is bless. I just love it. Our trip to Iceland was enriching and indeed a blessing. Traveling and simply time away for our daily rituals and stress is usually rewarding, but this trip seemed to be so much more. Whether it was perfect timing or perhaps it was just Iceland, in its pure beauty and extreme nature, the trip turned on a light switch, ignited a fire or whatever other colloquialism there is for, “caused a startling change”.
So we said “bless, bless” to Iceland but Iceland has become an accomplice to whatever comes next for us. It’s a root and a foundation and so it doesn’t feel quite right to say goodbye.
Here is where we went:
This is what we did: