Miracle. All of it.

Nick Kontostavlakis: Μy last trip to Norway during February, 2017. The Lofoten Archipelago is spread on the northwest side of Norway, very close to the borders of the Arctic Circle. It is a cluster of small fishing villages and is often called “the Foot of the lynx” because of its shape. The islands are full of legends, maybe because of their natural beauty and their mysterious landscapes, or maybe because there the Sun either never rises or never sets. The only thing you can hear is the thousand voices of birds, the wind and the sound of the sea. That combination of the landscape which comes into view every morning and the sounds of nature is a priceless experience that fills you with energy and inspiration for the whole day, no matter what you have to face.


  • Post Inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
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  1. Really great, dear David 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice day

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  2. This is amazing. I watched again and again and I will watch too. What a great views… Thousands birds, and wind… the only sound… and sun either never rises, and never sets… I am lost in all these images of the North… Thank you dear David, and another Thank you for introducing this photographer, Nick Kontostavlakis. He is great eyes. Have a nice day, Love, nia

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  3. stunningly beautiful

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  4. Haunting music and stunning beauty. Thanks for the wake up call this morning David!

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  5. roseanne333 says:

    This is hypnotically beautiful. It sent me down a rabbit hole as I followed link after link to see more of this place. There is so much to know…..
    Thank you for this peaceful way to start our Sunday, David.

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  6. Starkly beautiful….It feels a bit like that here this morning, too. The Mercury is hovering at 1. Brrrrr….

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  7. Serene…

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  8. sergio zylbersztejn says:

    Good place to visit thankful for the inspirational post

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  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Amazing beauty!!

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  10. What an otherworldly beauty! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  11. christinesat says:

    We’ve been there in the summer, a few years ago. A wonderful landscape, inhabited by so friendly and open minded people. They seem to celebrate every moment; summer is too short to spend it with anger. If you see this film, you see a complete different country, a different world. Watching this stunned me. Thanks for sharing, David.
    Have a good time.

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    • Yes, so agree with your Christine. Your comment reminds me of:

      Sweat the small stuff.
      Put energy into your loved ones,
      into the values which matter to you.
      Spend time in nature.
      Drink in the seasons.
      Enjoy the weather, every type of it.
      Yes, live frugally.
      Marry for love, not for money.
      Do work that carries meaning.
      Save for the future.
      Realize one day you’ll be old.

      — TheraP in the Midwest, from “Advice on Retirement, From Those Who have Lived It” reacting to an article about retirees giving advice to journalism students about preparing for the end of their careers. (NY Times, March 3, 2017)

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  12. Mary Lou says:

    We have an amazing world! This video filled me with awe! Thank you!

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  13. Re-watching on a warm Spring morning.. such heart aching beauty here.

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