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