Villages

My t-shirt announces “allergic to cities”. Yet when I end a time in the solitude of mother nature, what do I do? I go back to my village, my corner of the world where I can gather, hopefully, with others, not too big, not too small. I treasure its familiarity, its convenience, and excitements. I want to see holidays, dancers, sacredness, food, leftovers, scale, work, games, signs, and more.

 “Landscape” is a web, with forces of the earth as well as forces of life, villages, that exist in it. 

I do like being outside in the raucous natural world, plodding along in awe at the dynamic power of that world. And when the day or the trip ends, I want to be in a village, safely gathered with others, human and more, not too big, not too small. I treasure its familiarity, its convenience, and its excitements. I want to see holidays, dancers, sacredness, food, leftovers, scale, work, games, signs, and more. 

“Landscape” is to me a web, with forces of the earth as well as life that exists on it. Villages are integral to that web. My job is to document, to see with my inner eye, to “pre-visualize”and then create. I hope that I’ve done so.

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