I haven’t managed to answer these questions for myself, but still keep returning to them, and wonder how other people are shaped by their landscapes, and how they perceive them. 

How do people imagine the landscapes they find themselves in?  How does the land shape the imaginations of the people who dwell in it? 

Answers, if you have them, on a ‘postcard’ of some sort…

See our celebration of Lopez’ meditation on a particular landscape, one entirely remote to me, but which nevertheless posed more general questions about our relationship to place.  The quote-studded text can be viewed here, or also available as a podcast on Spotify. 

Source: Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams (London: Picador, 1987), p. xxvii

Photo credit: Karsten Würth at unsplash

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