Links that may or may not be related to gardens, food, travel, nature, or heterotopias and liminal spaces but probably are. Sources in parentheses.
essay: Lost and Found: Practicing Resurrection (Jan Peppler/Finding Home). Persephone’s return to Earth, and Wendell Berry’s “Manifesto,” always worth a re-read.
essay: How to fall: A travelogue full of mistakes (Mari Andrew/Out of the Blue). On falling (really), learning how to fall safely, speaking another language, taking chances and risking discomfort, and translating an untranslatable and fabulous Spanish word (sobremesa), among other things. Lovely.
photos: Accidentally Wes Anderson (AWA Adventure Guides/Instagram). If you’re into this kind of thing, which I am. “AWA is a Community that shares real life places that seem plucked from the world of Wes Anderson.” (There’s also a 9-min video, How to Take Accidentally Wes Anderson Photos, by Imitative Photography at YouTube.)
essay: the first good day: we talk about the weather because everything is about the weather (Helena Fitzgerald/griefbacon). “Despite the warnings and despite the odds, despite the banks and the news and the government and the heartbreaks and the cars and the phones and the headlines, the cold ground turned warm and the flowers pushed their way up into the sunlight. … Nobody asks to be reborn, and no one can do anything about it.”
another essay: a hilarious and long one, I Really Didn’t Want To Go: On the Goop Cruise (Lauren Oyler/Harpers). It’s cram-packed with all manner of strange and unfamiliar curiosities. I could keep re-reading it. “In the conference room, Jenn, in Sherpa slippers, promised us she did not want to be a cult leader, and began the session with an overview of the astrological situation vis-à-vis the unexpected stuck-at-sea situation. (Neptune played a role.)”