Summer Solstice 2010

First day of summer

And I think over again My small adventures When from a shore wind I drifted out In my kayak And I thought I was in danger.

My fears, Those small ones That I thought so big, For all the vital things I had to get and to reach.

And yet, there is only One great thing, The only thing. To live and see in huts and on journeys The great day that dawns, And the light that fills the world.

--Song from the Kitlinuharmiut (Copper Eskimo), The Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition 1921-1924