Greenland, Goodbye and Welcome Home.
We´ve been back in Malmö two weeks now, the girls and myself. It has been a time dominated by problems sleeping, too hot (!), starting a new life, home, from scratch after arriving to a completely empty flat, signing into Swedish society again (tax office, schools and health care) and a feeling of loss as regards to Greenland. Luckily the girls and myself, we are pragmatic folks, so longing and the loss of things ain´t too dramatic. We do a day at a time. They got their big wish for their own password protected room and bunkbed. We live well, though expensive, but compared to Greenland, it is cheap!
The last two weeks in Greenland where exhilarating and earthshaking in one. Kalle and Ulrika came over to help with the documentary filming, the girls wanted to go back to Sweden, but at the same time worried about missing mum too much, and I needed to finish and tie things together as regards to the documentary and life in general. Trying to say goodbye to friends and loved ones without too much drama. Not easy. On top of all this, the mosquitoes where getting bad, the Arctic char was still not going for my lures and everything from sorting out the last bills, to fixing the house, packing and taking the last shots, demanding indeed.
It took time returning to Malmö. We first took the big icebreaker to Ilulissat, a journey for local people and visitors which is definitely one of the most spectacular on earth, we stayed a day meeting good friends and then we boarded the short flight to Kangerlussuaq, got stuck there a day and finally ended up midnight in an empty flat in Malmö. That after that tragic journey from the airport and over Öresund, where Swedes show their worst sides (please, visitors, don´t judge Swedes by this journey alone!) and spent the first night on the floor.
What do I immediately feel right now that I miss from Greenland? The neighbors, especially Skades, who was always there to help and talk, my great friends, the incredibly healthy and freshly clean air, the silence, the fishing, the running, walking and the chillaxing mood.
What don´t I miss? Read more at www.mikaelstrandberg.com #greenland #grönland