“The North Pole is not a visible landmark
but an idea defined by its relationship to
other places. The sad explorer who reaches it
finds only the glare and silence of unbroken ice.”
– Rodney Phillips,
The Hand of the Poet, p. 211
Glenn Gould was an extraordinary pianist filling concert halls
throughout the world until, one day, for no reason, he just quit playing.
He’s also famous for a spoken word performance called The Idea of North.
The video below is Glenn Gould, but it is not his Idea of North.