Weathering the Walk: On Thirsty Land

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It is difficult to walk the dry, barren land

Dust kicks up with every steeled toe step

The land bore fruit in better, wetter days

Now there are empty burden baskets.

Drought – land parched to the perfection of pottery.

California’s once lusty farmland is thirsty.

A dust storm is blowing hot breath on the horizon.

 

Key words rearranged from article and source of photo:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/business/energy-environment/californias-thirsting-farmland.html?_r=0

Walking Emotion Out

 

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“An Eskimo [Inuit] custom offers an angry person release by walking the emotion out of his or her system in a straight line across the landscape; the point at which the anger is conquered is marked with a stick, bearing witness to the strength or length of the rage.” 

― Lucy R. Lippard, Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory

 

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/949212-an-eskimo-custom-offers-an-angry-person-release-by-walking

 Picture Source:   http://www.economist.com/node/21556805