quote for the morning

This is a writing morning (thank God), but I wanted to share an inspiring quote by Thor Heyerdahl.

For those who might not know, he was an explorer with a focus on ethnography and experimental archeology–trying to trace how things might have been done.  To prove a point of his, he created a primitive raft and sailed 8,000 kilometers to show that migration on such a scale was possible even in ancient days.

When I was in Oslo this summer with family, we visited the museum built to showcase his expeditions, as well as a couple other fantastic nautical museums–after all, it’s the Norwegians who brought us the Vikings! 🙂  And incidentally, it turns out that those Vikings were incredible wood carvers–true artists as well as artisans.  But below–the Heyerdahl quote, from the side of the museum:

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About sputnitsa

Born in the US, I grew up in Africa and the West Indies, and returned stateside in my teens. After a decade in international development, democracy work, and inclusivity training for domestic NGOs, I joined Peace Corps, and after a year, experienced my first Russian invasion. I followed that up by volunteering with refugees and youth, and after some vacation time climbing minarets and mountains, I returned to New York City, where today I work on social justice with college students, produce short films, and write.
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One Response to quote for the morning

  1. ralfast says:

    Interesting quote and coming from you, not all that surprising as the Rus came from Viking stock.

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