“The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

Defined….

Mångata

Swedish

This beautiful Swedish word refers to the road-like reflection of the moon on the water. It’s the long, wavy shape that appears across the water when the moon is shining on it. It is made up of the prefixes “Måne” meaning moon, and “gata” meaning street/road. For this reason,  it is sometimes indirectly translated as “moon-path,” “moon-river,” “moon-track,” or “moon-wake.”