20 August 2008 @ 07:05 am
Iceland: Into the Fog  
I'm delighted and honored to have an article on my travels in Iceland in the farewell issue of the Journal of the Mythic Arts.

To go with it, here's a much overdue index of Iceland trip reports (all dates are 2007):

- Iceland photos
- June 9-10
- June 11
- June 12
- June 13
- June 14
- June 15
- June 16
- June 17
- June 18, Part 1
- June 18, Part 2
- June 19, Part 1
- June 19, Part 2
- June 20
- June 21
- June 22
- June 23
- June 24
- June 25

Rereading the article and skimming the reports has me longing to go back. That island in the north Atlantic continues to tug on this desert girl--I know we'll return again someday, though I don't yet know when.
 
 
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Katherine Sparrowktsparrow on August 20th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Iceland seems like one of those magical places.
Maggie Stiefvaterm_stiefvater on August 20th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean. I want to go back to Britain so badly it aches!
Janni Lee Simner: Iceland/Westfjords roadjanni on August 20th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
It's funny how different lands call to different people, isn't it? It fascinates me, actually.
Maggie Stiefvaterm_stiefvater on August 20th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
I know. I really wonder about cultural memory. You've probably mentioned this before, but do you have roots back to Iceland?
Janni Lee Simner: Iceland/Westfjords roadjanni on August 20th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Nonewhatsoever, and neither does lnhammer--that's part of what's fascinating. I'm entirely of Eastern European Jewish descent, as far as I can tell.

Then again, there's no real reason the Arizona desert should resonate for me either, and it's as different from where I grew up and where my ancestors grew up as Iceland is.

Do you have roots back in Britain?

Edited at 2008-08-20 07:50 pm (UTC)
Maggie Stiefvaterm_stiefvater on August 20th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I do have roots back in Britain, but all parts of it sing for me in a way that no parts of the U.S. do. Something about being in amongst all that land that's had history upon history upon history stuffed upon it -- it just feels . . . old. I have a feeling if I went to Europe or Iceland I might feel the same way.

I'm seriously not very mystical either -- I'm quite the hardened cynic, really. But there's just something about the U.S. that feels young and shallow beside Britain.
crookedfeetcrookedfeet on August 25th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Congrats! Sorry that the journal is going away, though.I love reading the reports, particularly when it's over 100.
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