"The Christian joy, the Gloria, is of the same kind; but it is pre-eminently (infinitely, if our capacity were not finite) high and joyous. Because this story is supreme; and it is true. Art has been verified. God is the Lord, of angels, and of men - and of elves. Legend and History have met and fused."

- J.R.R. Tolkien
Norway's "Memory Wound"

In 2011, 77 Norwegians were killed on July 22nd. Norway's prime minister said, "A paradise island has been transformed into a hell."

Now, the country plans to develop a memorial on Utoeya island by cutting through it and sealing it with the victims' names. They are calling it "Memory Wound." "Visitors to the memorial, which is titled Memory Wound, will by guided down a pathway through the island's forest into a tunnel that leads to the wound. The tunnel ends abruptly at the cut, where visitors will be able to see to the other side," reports The Verge.

See large mock-ups of the memorial.

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Comments on "Norway's "Memory Wound"":
1. Lars Walker - 03/06/2014 9:52 pm EST

I learned recently that Utoya Island is a special place for Norwegian Leftists. As you and I might think of a beloved Bible camp from our childhoods, that's how Norwegian Leftists -- from Labor to Communist -- think about their traditional retreat at Utoya.

But that does not diminish the horror and outrage of the murder of defenseless children. They deserve their memorial.

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