It's one of my favorite songs these days. It is written by Örlygur Smári & Pétur Örn Gudmundsson, and sung by Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson. It was Iceland's contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
I don't understand much of the lyrics (though I actually did study Islandic many years ago...), but I understand the main message: "I'm alive." and "When the winds turn against me,
I climb over the high Mountains" From the English translations (yes, there are several versions out there) I understand it is about somebody searching for his way through life, overcoming obstacles and learning how to love...
The music make me think about travels and oceans, and it often reminds me of celtic music.
After almost two months, I guess it's about time I post something.
This summer we went on a four week road trip through Europe. Traveling with four kids in a car for thousands of miles is actually very fun, once all the stress of planning and plotting is over, suitcases and bags are packed and stocked in the car, we've found a cat sitter and we're on the road!
Here we are sitting on the roof of the church in Saintes Maries de la Mer, a charming, little town on the South coast of France.
The church is built between the 9th and the 12th centuries, and it is a true fortress, made to protect the town from pirate attacks, and it also served as a refuge for the town's inhabitants. The crypt houses the statue of Saint Sarah, which is a major figure in the Gypsy cultural tradition. The church (and the statue) is an important pilgrimage destination.