*A Finnish army will build a sauna for its troops if it has a break of 8 hrs. *There are Finnish UNHRC troops all over the world & they will build saunas in tents in Estonia. *There isn’t a machismo focus on withstanding heat. It is just as much part of the sauna to leave, jump in a cold lake & come back in. We all sat around awkwardly at first, drinking bottles of water. Then came the peeling off of clothes, showering and going into the sauna. Everyone began to speak immediately, in the steamy pine-scented air. Chris Embrey left for 5 minutes & came back w beer. Never has VB tasted quite so delicious as then.
letter no 9 Noted Festival Postal Project indigo eli cathy hunt 2016