not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Friday, September 28, 2012

birth place



what does it mean to be from here

it means this, this topography, this incivility, this grit and wonder has an impact upon the very topography of our souls.  it speaks to us in a voice from before voice and tells us how to eat, how to seek shelter, the necessity of both, and how to love - the necessity of this too.  it reminds us always that we will die, while encouraging our footsteps in keeping inside survival.  it is deeper than a mask to self or a reflection.  it is deeper than skin, than bone.  it is the air or idea around which bone forms.

we are all, in one way or another, from this place.

2 comments:

  1. gorgeous photograph and sumptuous language. thank you.

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  2. that is most certainly the key question

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