Sunday, June 25, 2006


“We don’t waste time. We keep it, whether we drive directly East or just a bit North first. Did you forget everything? Up here it is not important how quickly you get there. If you take a detour, your life is still happening. No time is lost... Maybe that was the biggest problem the Quallunaaq brought us – time. We had to learn that there is something like wasted time. The Quallunaaq believe that waiting means wasting time and therefore wasting life.”

– Akesuk in “The Swarm” by Frank Schätzing

Maybe Western concepts are not what they are cracked up to be. I see time as my biggest enemy, when it actually isn’t.

Needless to say, this is the desperate talk of a nearly 30-year-old.

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