In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Odd messages

Once in a while when I am walking around on the island I come upon small wooden tablets containing what looks like ancient writing.I believe that these are messages written by the island's gnomes and left in particular secret places for each other to read and reply to.
The tablets seem to function like email, which would suggest that gnomes actually do not make use of the internet.
It appears to be a very difficult form of writing. It must take centuries to learn how to read and write it.
I am pretty sure that all the gnomes have left, since the McNutt's Island gnomes winter in Labrador. I hope these messages were not too important, and can wait until spring.

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