First Person

Short Takes IX

10/8/1973 A thumb out for ancestry  I have my thumb out on the North German Plain, and I am heading for Denmark in the belief I know why. Some inward orientation of my being needs to be in western Norway, land of sheer mountains and profound, intimate fjords that one thousand and ninety-nine years ago (874 AD) sent its people to settle the place from which I derive half my lineage. If I can find my way there I sense I will discover a landscape both strange and familiar to my most cherished inward sense of origin. Two nights ago…

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