Today’s Miles: 25.6
Total Miles: 1,061.4
Greipfjellet – August 15, 2016
The clouds break up and disappear as the sun sinks into the horizon. I find a flat, high piece of ground and set up camp.
On most nights the clouds are there to catch and hold the last bits of light, their edges lighting up pink and gold, but as I crouch over my stove and wait for the water to boil, the color fades from the empty sky. Blue mixes with black and deepens into darkness, thickening until the first fleck of light appears out of the depths, then another and another and a hundred more.
I stand up, staring, watching as they flood into the sky until there are too many to count, until I can draw pictures in their points of light, until I know that night has returned to the world and the everlasting days are over.