I finally saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with my wife over the weekend. I really liked it, even though it had very little in common with the source material.
Anyway, there’s a part in the movie where the titular character has to go to Greenland. That part of the movie got me thinking about the things that I know about Greenland:
- It was home (briefly) to Erik the Red and his world-traveling son, Leif, after they were exiled from their homeland for being too good at being vikings.
- The name is public relations deception to trick people into visiting since it most ice and snow and not green.
- It was featured in the movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
- And no one in Greenland has ever read my blog.
It’s that last point that makes me sad. It isn’t that I feel personally snubbed by the fact that none of the countries’ eight residents have found me. The sadness comes from the fact that my lifetime world map of blog readership would seem so much more filled in if someone, even just one person, from Greenland clicked on my blog. Due to the nature of spreading a round globe onto a rectangular map, Greenland looks huge!
Residents of Greenland,
You have a cool country, at least from what I’ve seen in the movies. And your Coat of Arms is honestly one of the most awesome things in existence. I know that you don’t need to read my blog in order to feel fulfilled. You have your ice and snow and lies of green landscapes and cool viking history for that. But I believe that I can offer you something that other blogs don’t: the rambling thoughts of a would-be author based in a Midwestern US town where you can escape from the mental tortures of constant polar bear and northern light-related attacks. Sounds good, right?
And for the non-English speakers among you: (translated by Google)
Beboere i Grønland,
Du har en cool land, i hvert fald fra hvad jeg har set i film. Og din Coat of Arms er ærligt en af de mest awesome ting i eksistens. Jeg ved, at du ikke behøver at læse min blog for at føle sig opfyldt. Du har din is og sne og løgne af grønne landskaber og kølig viking historie for det. Men jeg tror, at jeg kan tilbyde dig noget, som andre blogs ikke: vidtløftige tanker om en vordende forfatter baseret på en midtvestlige USA by, hvor du kan slippe væk fra de mentale tortur af konstant isbjørn og nordlige lys-relaterede angreb. Lyder godt, ikke?
Let’s all hope this works. If you have friends in Greenland, let them know that I would love their readership.