Spread #66- You Are Here! August 24, 2009Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
I love maps…I always did…the rustling sound of a map unfolding, the smell after it being tucked away in the drawer for a while, the prettiness of it, the blocks of color, the lines, the letters, suggesting forests, deserts, oceans, rivers, creeks, cities, villages, endless forms of land and water, hinting of civilizations…exotic existence of humanity elsewhere, far. A vivid memory I have is that of my father’s upbeat voice uttering the words “Hey, let’s look it up,” his large yet gentle hands moving in excitement in close and intimate proximity to my very eyes, slowly but fast enough, presenting me with an instant new world, right there and then. These moments signified and still do, the forever existence of a permission to dream and of a sweet, sweet promise of living my days in enchanting and nourishing spaces on earth. Are you like me? Do you love maps? What is the promise maps hold for you?