The North

In a letter to a friend (1922), Rainer Maria Rilke confessed:

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.

Unlike people with their shortcomings, when it comes to the ideal interaction between Man and Nature, such explanations are superfluous.  

This brooding and quintessentially northern landscape--to the archetype of which all peoples of the North are bonded, I believe--is welcoming and, more important, protective of solitude.  

If Man remains mindful of the grizzlies.