The meaning of the name. The Swedish word for “the sea-fire” or “the milky seas”, and a very cool example of bioluminescence (ocean water that uniformly glow eerie blue at night). It’s one of my favourite natural phenomenon, right up there with the Northern Lights.
The reason for the name. It is also the title of one of my favourite songs by Lars Winnerbäck. The lyrics are beautiful and captures all the feelings so perfectly. One verse starts with “Rör mina händer, du måste förstå, jag orkar inte förklara, försök och se det ändå” (Touch my hands, you need to understand, I cannot explain, try and see it anyway). It pretty much sums up my feelings most of the time, and obviously, every blog needs a theme song.