and over field – to
beyond the hem
Thanks to all who have taken time to read any of the postings this year. It has been much appreciated and a delight to interact with so many creative and interesting folk. Whether you chose to celebrate, or not, best wishes to all for a peaceful and enjoyable week and onwards to new openings and possibilities for Year 2013.
And just having a look at what Henry David Thoreau was writing in his journal on 24th December 1841:
I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind whispering among the reeds. It will be success if I shall have left myself behind. But my friends ask what I will do when I get there. Will it not be employment enough to watch the progress of the seasons?
Now playing: Jan Bang, Erik Honoré – Uncommon Deities. (With David Sylvian, Sidsel Endresen, Arve Henriksen, John Tilbury & Philip Jeck).
The Journal, 1837-1861 by Henry David Thoreau; preface by John R. Stilgoe, edited by Damion Searls (New York: New York Review Books classics, 2009).
6 replies on “Through fence and over field, to beyond the hem of trees.”
What a lovely way to celebrate the year’s ending – thank you and seasonal greetings.
Thanks Diana and look forward to more of your posts in 2013.
It’s been a great pleasure of mine to discover and follow your posts this year, combining, as they do, the wild poetry of found places with your playful and subtle language and the wonderful sense of space and form you lend the words. Here’s to further rich fifepsychogeographical wanders in 2013; I look forward to your elegant dispatches. Cheers and best wishes from here!
Thank you Julian for such a generous comment – very inspiring and much appreciated. I can only reciprocate and say that it has been such a delight to encounter and follow your writing this year. Always a treat to discover when you have posted a new entry and to ‘save it’ for when the conditions are optimal for reception – a quiet space and on a decent sized screen so that the images can sing. (dislike reading anything on a phone). It is writing that is both enriching and sustaining and look forward to much more in 2013. In particular, the publication of ‘The Small Heart of Things’ is highly anticipated. With very best wishes and thanks.
One of the reasons why I resent the change of my job’s location so much is that I won’t be able to observe the change of nature’s colors throughout the year. Walking through residential districts is far superior to bus rides and walking by garages and tire dealerships. When we first moved, I honestly feared the coming of spring, because I knew I would miss the new flowers and the happy, awakening trees. To be able to ‘watch the progress of the seasons’ is a rare, marvelous thing.
I’m glad I discovered your blog – where shall you take us next?
It is always a delight to receive a comment from you Aubrey. I hope that your new location may yet yield some unthought of treasures and openings. As to where next…shouldn’t be too long.