Posts tagged Belonging
Belonging. Nature, Childhood and Technology

At the far, wooded end of the school yard of a small New England elementary sits a very large rock. Its crevasses worn smooth by generations of small sticky fingers and motion-activated pink sneakers. Its surface reverberating with the shrill cries of scraped knees and the bubbling laughter of little voices, not yet bent to limitation. The ground around it a soft lake of bare earth surrounded by shorn weeds and prairie grasses that house spying crickets and grasshoppers in the spring, forever on the lookout for the next errant child. This rock, simple though it is, was my refuge, my safe space, and the main set in innumerable childhood daydreams.

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