... hey, that was a great story bob - i never met morris graves, but his art moves me to no end - i particularly like "blind bird" and "vessel seeking to achieve its ideal form" ... your story brings to the surface, memories of walking with awe and reverence through the lake house - seeing the little collections of artifacts that morris had so lovingly arranged on the windowsills and tabletops - and then setting up in his garden to do a few watercolors - thanks for triggering these fond thoughts with your intimate glimpse into this insightful man's life - i would have loved to have had a cup of tea with morris
What a well written article! I love how it bounces back and forth between real time observations (in italics) and background information on Aldo's walkabout.
I have spent many an hour drifting quietly with Aldo in our kayaks, out into the middle of the South Bay. I highly recommend it for anyone seeking a fresh perspective on our beautiful water laden bioregion.
As for the doubter about climate change I am reminded of Bradley J. Dibble's remarks in "Comprehending the Climate Crisis", when he says "If we are wrong and these measures aren't as critical as most scientists believe they are, then what will we have gained?
A reduction in pollution, a more resourceful and less wasteful society, and a sustainable solution in terms of thriving long after fossil fuels are depleted, something we as a society will have to face eventually anyway.
But if we are right about the pressing need to change, then we have everything to gain, perhaps nothing less significant than the long term health of our planet and all life on it."
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Oct 20, 2016
vol XXVII issue 42
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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