Damon Falke is an American writer living in northern Norway. His work includes, among others, By Way of Passing, Now at the Uncertain Hour, and the films, Climbing Eros, Koppmoll and There Is No Separation. He is a frequent contributor to arts journal JUKE.
I drove a few more miles then turned southeast onto the state highway. The road looked practically broom swept compared to the blacktop. I rolled down the windows. Everything smelled sweet and woody. The river at this junction flowed more southerly but curved westward. I was driving into the country of my childhood.