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You know how they say it’s better to experience something just once than to hear about it a thousand times.
The Northern Lights must be one of those things. I cannot fathom a sky this colour. And no amount of photos or paintings can make me really grasp it. But I’m certain, seeing it just once will be enough.
Because an arctic colour like this must surely burn itself into the deep recesses of your mind.
One day, when I’m old, wise and grey, after accidentally staring into the sun too long while gardening, I will no longer see spots when I close my eyes, I will see the Northern Lights all over again. I’m sure of it.
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