online: 27 april 2016
modified: 29 april 2016
27 april 2016 old and new
...cool shady spot on a sunny day... the aftergrowth of daffodils after
flowers have decayed... and only stalks and leaves remain... in secret
valley of picnics remembered...
...a jeep-like truck drives past carrying its driver and some well used
spades and such... the implements of work...
...sounds of distant aircraft and of children's voices... little
else... a bird behind me murmers... two people pass as independent
walkers... the sun grows brighter as i look down across the valley... at
many trees as not quite in leaf... though a large redwood is... (being evergreen?)
...to name the things comprising new culture... that seemed (in early
december) to be my work these days if such an aim is fit... not for
purpose but for setting scenes of what may emerge as way of life...
explored as made in half-unconscious acts...
and suddenly i'm surrounded by a small crowd of Jewish children speaking
excitedly and jumping up and down as they wait for their adults to catch up... a
model perhaps of how culture changes from one generation to another...
the older one attempting to impose its own as stability... while the
other tries to replace the old by a new dynamic... even within an
old religion... or a science...
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