"Each of us harbors a homeland, a landscape we naturally comprehend. By understanding the dependability of place, we can anchor ourselves as trees." Terry Tempest Williams
"Having once put his hand into the ground, seeding there what he hopes will outlast him, a man has made a marriage with his place, and if he leaves it his flesh will ache to go back." Wendell Berry
It always seems that the words I need at any particular time tumble into my life. I just started reading An Unspoken Hunger by Terry Tempest Williams. The sentence above are words that make so much sense to me. Words that I want to linger in my mind.
I've carried images and pieces of Wendell Berry's poems in my mind for a very long time, the first book of his poetry a gift from one of my favorite teachers in high school.
Being able to grow, the capacity to change, is an important part of creativity for me... but growth isn't always a good thing.
Today I planted indigo seed, madder, safflower, calendula, cabbage, broccoli, swiss chard, and onion seeds.
As one grows larger, the other grows smaller...transformation.