New Horizons

This morning I was talking to the lovely Claire Really Called Emma while she was giving me my Christmas haircut, and the subject got on to my trip to Iceland.

She asked what we did and I told her about the bus tour along the south coast of the island that lasted 15 hours.  I’ve forgotten the exact wording of the reply, but it was something along the lines of not wanting to be on a bus for the length of time in one day that most people are awake.

I could agree, in a way – the smell of dried fish at regular intervals sometimes made me want to get off the bus and walk back to Reykjavik.

However, I decided to show her why it was worth it.

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I don’t want to re-write the Iceland post, but it was only as part of the analogy of travelling to a new horizon through the adversity of fish jerky and sleep deprivation that maybe the photo took on another meaning.

So you’re tired but you’re alive
So open up your eyes
And you can get some sleep when you are dead
Kill the clock inside your head
Bring your normalcy to the edge
And watch it drown in new horizons
New horizons

You said I’d only have to wait until I died
And that’s no time
How did we come to think that this was funny
Cheering and laughing at the dying
While we’ve been riding the light in you

Wait
You said I’d only have to wait until I die
(New horizons)
There is no such thing as time
Inside this moment no sun rising
Wait until I fly
(New horizons)
Wait until I fly
(New horizons)

Sin with a conquest
Life floods in with a new quest
Here’s a voice for the voiceless
And a song for the soulless
Life floods in

Wait
You said I’d only have to wait until I die
(New horizons)
There is no such thing as time
Inside this moment no sun rising
Wait until I fly
(New horizons)
Wait until I fly
(New horizons)

When the times keep going wrong and we go right
When the times keep going wrong and we go right

Wait
You said I’d only have to wait until I die
(New horizons)
There is no such thing as time
Inside this moment no sun rising
Wait until I fly
(New horizons)
Wait until I fly
(New horizons)

New Horizons by Flyleaf

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