Ron Azevedo

The Gift of Norway

“Norway. A gift to the wandering tribes who pressed ever northward into the sea-split orchestral tumult of salty shores and cragged earth sheltering the gods that time forgot. Wine spilling like children through empty halls echoing waiting, neverly for distant guests, the fire and song rising, still and bright into the ever darkening sky. A proclamation to the eternal night. A chorus of candles and spice. We . . . they say. Children of the norlands, with fathers buried in this earth’s cradle. All memory conspiring to a single story— This . . . they say. This is our land.”
― Derek B. Miller, Norwegian by Night

Skagsanden Beach with Hustinden Peak across Vareidsundet Bay ~Flakstadøya-Lofoten Archipelago ~ Norway 1/2/2017