I just cant believe its so,
And though it seems strange to say
I never been laid so low
In such a mysterious way
And the course of a lifetime runs
Over and over again–Paul Simon
Tom Clore, Frank Walker, Dorsey Shifflet, Scott Christian, Lurtie Breeden, 1976, Rosni Farm. 1976.
1175–1225; ME < OF relique < L reliquiae (pl.) remains (> OE reliquias ), equiv. to reliqu ( us ) remaining + -iae pl. n. suffix
in this picture, Jim Orr, Bill Underwood, Bill, Edith, ferocactus, darkroom, time, light, atmosphere, Baltimore, quercus macrocarpa, Mac, Emma Gray, Saint Stephen’s, 1943, Holcombe, Quincy, Steve Ashby, dreaded Xmas letter, it is all there. All time all the time.
On the left bank, north bank of Great Run. Post-office, gas station, cultural repository.
Twymans is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Virginia. Listen to the names:
Achash, Aroda, Aylor, Banco, Beaver Park, Big Meadows, Brightwood, Burnt Tree | Criglersville | Decapolis | Duet | Elly | Etlan | Five Forks | Fletcher | Fordsville | Graves Mill | Haywood | Hood | Kinderhook | Leon | Locust Dale | Madison Mills | Nethers | Novum | O’Neal | Oakpark | Oldrag | Pratts | Radiant | Repton Mills | Rochelle | Ruth | Shelby | Shifflet Corner | Syria | Tanners | Tryme | Twymans Mill | Uno | Waylandsburg | Wolftown | Zeus–Wikipedia
On a deeper, literally fundamental level, landscape (in the broader sense of environment) bears study because it is the ground of our being, the material basis of our existence. As geographers and environmental scientists remind us, our lives “take place”; we live in particular locales that affect us enormously–physically and psychologically–in ways that seldom rise to conscious awareness.
Where we are helps determine who we are and how we interact with our world.–The Best & Worst Country in the World Stephen Adams