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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

After Grimsvötn: Something's Gonna Change Your World (An Inhuman Enormity of Scale)


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A dead lamb lies covered in ash from Grimsvötn volcanic eruption, near Kirkjubaearklaustur, 260 km (162 miles) from ReykjavÌk, Iceland, 24 May 2011: photo by Brynjar Gauti/Associated Press




Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world

Nothing's gonna change my world



John Lennon, Across the Universe, 1968






A member of a rescue team checks on a farmer near Kirkjubaearklaustur, approximately 260 km from Reykjavik, Iceland, 23 May 2011: photo by Brynjar Gauti/Associated Press



Ash covers the surface of the ground outside a gas station in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, 22 May 2011, after Grimsvötn, Iceland's most active volcano, erupted, hurling a plume of ash and smoke far into the sky: photo by Ingolfur Juliusson/Reuters



Passengers sleep on the floor in the main terminal at Edinburgh Airport, 24 May 2011 after ash from the Grimsvötn volcano eruption in Iceland forced the cancellation of dozens of flights to and from Scotland: photo by David Moir/Reuters



A passenger waits in the main terminal at Edinburgh Airport, 24 May 2011 after ash from the Grimsvötn volcano eruption in Iceland forced the cancellation of dozens of flights to and from Scotland: photo by David Moir/Reuters



A woman is stranded with her luggage in the main terminal at Edinburgh Airport
after flights were canceled due to ash plume from Grimsvötn volcano eruption, Edinburgh, Scotland, 24 May 2011: photo by David Moir/Reuters

6 comments:

curtisroberts said...

It almost feels inappropriate to comment, but the clarity of this (images and lyric) makes this very, very powerful. I will never ever forget that beautiful, innocent lamb.

aditya said...

Sigh ..

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

"Pools of sorrow, waves of joy
are drifting through my open mind"

TC said...

Those airline passengers will catch a plane, but that lamb...

(The sigh of the open mind.)

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Precisely. A really amazing sequence of photos. The look in the farmer's eyes - right up there with the WPA photo projects.

TC said...

Yes, Don, that geezer has plainly seen a few cataclysms come and go in his time; not hard to identify with his wary glance off to one side; "Who is this guy in the mask and why is he knocking at my door?"