Ett obrytbart band av vänskap.

Together in the same Longboat

Someone once said that the main reasons for our Norse ancestors' success in their endeavours—especially out at sea—were these:

So, when the storm came...

They adapted easily to the changes in the environment and switched leadership accordingly.

They realized their individual place within the group, each with personal skills also adding to the group.

Most importantly though, they were friends. Their friendship was unbreakable. This holds firm even today, I think.


Again, 'Norse ancestors' is only a variant and can easily be substituted with just about any one. The important thing is understanding the metaphor.

Men själva kunde de inte förvandlas av gränsen
som dragits emellan dem, för de kom från samma fäder,
brukade samma jord och talade samma tungomål.
Gränsstenarna utplånade inte blodsband, släktskap och språk.


Vilhelm Moberg

ISBN: 9100147265, 9789100147266