Look North more often. Go against the wind, you’ll get ruddy cheeks. Find the rough path. Keep to it. It’s shorter. North is best. Winter’s flaming sky, summer night’s sun miracle. Go against the wind. Climb mountains. Look north. More often. This land is long. Most is north.
– Rolf Jacobsen (from Night Open, White Pine Press, 1985), translated by Olav Grinde