October 2019

The Soul of Place

One can revisit the past quite pleasantly, as long as one does so expecting nearly every aspect of it to have changed.
Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov
A Gentleman in Moscow
 
I’ve had a nightmare every so often for a couple of decades. In it, the woodland surrounding our family cabin is ravaged by social development and becomes the poster child for urban sprawl. The nightmares started when my parents still owned the cabin. When they passed, I became owner for a short time, but now it’s no longer ours.