A very long night…


Early in March,, 1984, the sun has begun his coming back on this frozen land, the Canadian Arctic, for a few weeks now, it does come a bit more day by day, a few minutes at first and within 6 weeks, we pass from 24 hours darkness to 24 hours daylight, I never experienced a whole winter there, it is 4 months of complete darkness and deep freeze weather, though on the body, and the mind; but now spring is in the air, frigid air, -30, but at least a more luminous -30….

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Mould Bay, Nunavut, mars/march 1984

Début mars, 1984, Mould Bay, depuis quelques jours le soleil revient sur l’arctique, bien timidement et brièvement chaque jour, par contre en un peu plus de 4 semaines, il fera jour 24 heures sur 24, je n’ai jamais passé un hiver complet sans lumière, près de quatre mois à ces latitudes, mais c’est bien difficile pour le corps et l’esprit de subir cette longue absence, mais là enfin le printemps..hum à -30, c’est un printemps glacial, mais plus lumineux….

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