Going South: Deteriorate or decline. This expression is generally thought to allude to two dimensional maps where north is up and south is down. However, among some Native Aeericans, the term was a euphemism for dying, and possibly this sense led to the present usage.
And this definition by Dictionary.com suits perfectly. A couple of the definitions of urban Dictionary were really not what I was after, but this gives all its meaning to this brand new adventure! A rebirth of curiosity, "music and smiles".
If going south can mean an unlucky turn of events, then why not grab a couple of ukuleles, a backpack, and head as North as possible, right in the Winter months, and prove that a fulfilling adventure does not depend on palm trees and sandy beaches.
Between Europe, and my destination the Uke Fest du Nord in Québec, in Iceland Reykyavik, on a little island just outside the centre, a few confessions and a whole lot of anticipation:
"It's been a while since I felt inside, the sunshine, it's beauty and the clouds.
Music and smile, open to the heart which once was too hard and too proud"
"As you can see from this grey silver picture, which like the soul moves in mysterious ways and cares not who does dare put his gaze on this glorious nature, Fortune does speak and to hearts it does whisper"
And of course there's a sort of dress code/thematic-sort-of-thing to go with the frisky stretches I am set to explore:
"So here I am, all dressed up in grey, it's a theme thing, it depends on where I go, you know?
I'll brave the Winter and the storms on my way as I travel through thoughts and snow"
Bla bla bla bla "Yes I know, the words don't count as much,
As what's been hiding behind the soul, and what our human minds can touch,
It's all right,
I'm Going North"