Yesterday was strange.
A day of waiting and exhaustion, fun and happiness, but also dramatic news and disappointment.
I woke up early and went to Reykjavík to accompany my daughter and her friend to a film audition. It turned out to be a long and very tiring wait. We were crammed in a long and narrow staircase with a lot of teenage girls for almost four hours. It was hot and noisy and I could not even knit.
But the audition was fun for the girls and they were very happy.
Goodbye to the Campaign
They went swimming afterwards, but I visited the campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Þóra Arnórsdóttir. It was Election Day, and everyone was in high spirits; despite the sobering predictions of the latest polls, where everything pointed towards the re-election of the incumbent for a record breaking fifth term (Iceland does not have any limitations on how long a president can stay in office).
The winner takes it all
In the late afternoon it was time to go home and go to a wedding. From 22:30 or so the guests started discreetly checking their phones. It was all right, this was a very informal and fun wedding, and much of it took part outside, since the weather was simply perfect. The election results were neither fun nor alright - in my eyes at least. Alda from The Icelandic Weather Report sums it up here, if you are interested.
But I still want to congratulate the supporters of the incumbent president on his victory.