Contours of the land

Once, the land stretched out endlessly before us, with its serpentine contours, valleys and hills, bays and peninsulas. Our paths hugged the coastline, undulating with the landscape, winding through gentle slopes and valleys in avoidance of steep peaks and unsteady terrain. Topology dictated our movement. Then we built. Slowly at first. We learned to terraceContinue reading “Contours of the land”