Words About Place
There is an interesting thread developing along the lines of the previous post about Place-oriented Weblogs.
Pica of Feathers of Hope observes that this is more about attitude than location, and an intimacy with one's place can be found even in an urban setting.
Lisa of Field Notes describes the tension between the need for freedom in her environment and the need to find solace from it and from community centered in some way by their common connections to place.
And at Cassandra Pages, the author works her thoughts around what 'place' is all about, and I think speaks for many of us, stating that everything she writes is about place, if you see the world through that set of lenses, which she describes.
UPDATE Saturday 17 May 2003...
Chris Corrigan adds to the discussion with another perfect quote from Barry Lopez who suggests that our expression of attachment to and meaning from place may represent a "fundamental defense to human loneliness".
Sainteros wonders about crossing the divide between the ideal of place and its reality, with Goose Creek as an example, he being in a small number of Fragments readers who has stepped through the looking glass of words and been for a time in 'our place'. He wonders if blogs about place can build bridges others can cross, or is the divide too vast for technology to span?
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