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Afterthoughts: Iceland

Afterthoughts: Iceland

We pulled over on the side of the road and I got out of the car. I walked down a steep rolling hill to take a photo of the most vibrant sunset I have ever seen. Orange and purple hues filled up the entire sky. When I was done taking photos, I turned back around, and found that they already drove away presumably to go find their own sunset adventure. As I watched them drive away, realizing that they weren’t coming back, I realized this was the first time I was by myself on this beautiful little island. Soaking in the scenery I took a step back and thought about where my mud covered feet were actually standing. Surrounding me were endless mountains with the most pristine and untouched snow covering each peak, aqua blue glacier water that tasted better than you could ever imagine, and miles upon miles of untouched, raw land.

-Ali Hartwig