4 thoughts on “TOLIK

  1. I really loved this!!!

    Made me think of many different things.

    This is denser than it seems and full of buried detail.

    I had a country grandmother.

    And a mother who raised a full litter of newborn squirrels after a hurricane and stunned me with a nurturing I didn’t know she had.

    My grandmother would man handle plants and never bruise them.

    I still don’t know how cause she would grab them and rub the leaves between her hands and smell them.




    Sent from my iPad’s iPad’s iPad

    • What a great way to start the new year, with a surprise visit from Robert!

      Your comment reminded me of Dorothea Lange’s beautiful book about the American Country Woman. I just pulled my copy off the shelf. I always loved her texts as much as her photos. She starts the book with this:

      “These are women of the American soil. They are a hardy stock. They are of the roots of our country. They inhabit our plains, our prairies, our deserts, our mountains, our valleys, and our country towns. They are not our well-advertised women of beauty and fashion, nor are they a part of the well-advertised American style of living. These women represent a different mode of life. They are of themselves a very great American style. They live with courage and purpose, a part of our tradition.”

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