This week Pegman is in Resolute, NU, Canada. Your mission is to write up to 150 words inspired by the location. Feel free to use the image supplied in the prompt or snag your own. Both streetview and photospheres are available in this location.
Once your piece is polished, you can share it with others using the linkup below. Reading and commenting on others’ stories is part of the fun.
Thank you to Karen and Josh for hosting this most interesting of challenges. I really enjoy stretching myself…
Soooo… I cheated and totally did NOT go to Resolute. But I went to Pangnirtung, NU – same Territory, just further east. And I went there in memory of Joanne Nakashuk, a beautiful little girl from this region. Born less than a month after Austin, her mother, Margaret, and I formed a bond as only mothers who live through something similar can. No obligation, but if you want our little story, you can click here.
Why is the glow brightest and more colourful on either side of darkness? Yellows to oranges to reds fill the sky with breathtaking beauty, oft-times leaving you holding your breath or sighing deeply. Between both spectacles you have the blues that turn to indigo, to black — a beauty all it’s own, sprinkled with sparkling stars, yet, too often, unseen.
So then, why so bright? Because, dear heart, when the moment comes and you find yourself in that dark place, and cannot see the twinkle of the stars through your tears, remember the light is coming. The light that was my time here on earth. The light I am now sharing with you from the other side. And know this, I would never have been able to shine so brightly without the gift of your love. I know, it wasn’t enough. But now we have this, forever, I shall be here.