I close my eyes and breathe in deeper than I think I ever have before. It doesn't really matter though because the deepest black I've ever experienced is fully engulfing me. I can feel the rush of the wind coming from the left side of me, off of the glacier, full force nipping at my nose. It doesn't matter though, this is the purest air I think my lungs have ever had. My ears cry out to be next...it's a creek maybe; waterfall? I can hear the water rushing through the forest. As for my physical body I'm standing, five layers of gear deep, in the middle of a ice covered field. After I let the senses take everything in, I tilt my head back and open my eyes. I'm speechless, I don't know how to share everything I experienced. The Stars. They were brighter than I think I've ever seen or that I'll ever see again. It was as if someone had turned on a switch and every constellation had just gotten new bulbs so they were brighter than ever, closer together than I'd ever seen...Am I actually just in a simulation, when do I wake up? ...continue reading "64º North"