one kinder who has created his own atlas
about the world he’s discovered
by reading books.
and the Dinos are standing by too
just taking it all in.
“the wide world is all about you:
you can fence yourselves in,
but you cannot forever fence it out.”
-j. r. r. tolkien
kinders get ready to enter a ‘new/old world.’
“so many worlds,
so much to do,
so little done,
such things to be.”
-alfred lord tennyson
“the world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
the kinders know this to be true.
what a lovely little place
discovered on a walk in the woods
nestled beneath the old trees
resting on a blanket
of the softest pine needles
open to all who happen by
who lives here?
“when you’re wide open, the world is a good place.”
nichols arboretum, ann arbor, mi, usa. november 2018
what is an antipode?
two places diametrically opposite each other on the earth’s surface.
they are very rare.
what is the shortest route between them?
a straight line through the center of the earth.
i recently saw ‘vivan las antipodas’
released in 2011
directed by russian documentary maker
who had a radical idea
to visit these places
and shoot four antipodal pairs:
he filmed it in a way
turned the world
and back again
for 108 meandering minutes
i was blown away
by the beauty
some things are universal