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While we were on our hike, our guide pointed out a bird.

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To us it didn’t look like anything special, just another bird.

But we learned a great lesson that day.  For the Icelanders, this bird is significant.  They say this bird sings a song that tells the story of summer coming.

When you live on an island that is defined by cold and snow and ice, hearing that summer is coming would be a bit important.  Mostly because summer doesn’t last very long here.

The lesson – looks can be deceiving.  Pay attention to what is being said.