"I STARTED MAKING MAPS WHEN I WAS SMALL
SHOWING PLACE, RESOURCES, WHERE THE ENEMY
AND WHERE LOVE LAY. I DID NOT KNOW
TIME ADDS TO LAND. EVENTS DRIFT CONTINUALLY DOWN,
EFFACING LANDMARKS, RAISING THE LEVEL, LIKE SNOW.
I HAVE GROWN UP. MY MAPS ARE OUT OF DATE.
THE LANDS LIES OVER ME NOW.
I CANNOT MOVE. IT IS TIME TO GO.”
-Alasdair Gray, Lanark
Infinite fractions of solitude, like Nabokov said.
The road to Dakhla, Western Sahara
Yes I miss it. The Hoh Rainforest. Hey Hoh.
Sans Soleil (1983) - Chris Marker
Lush Biocommunication Zone, Hoh Rainforest
"Plants were the first of earth’s creatures to establish extraterrestrial contact, beyond the sulfur vents and the acid radicals deep in the bedrock, or at seafloor ruptures -the first to contact the greater cosmos.
Intelligence collectors, electron transfer chains up an entropic pathway, through latent complexities of space, a shamanic balancing act at 1 A.U.
Every carbon atom in our bodies has at one time passed through the chloroplast membrane of a plant.
Plants are the placenta of animal life, from an ancient time before the humans (humunculus, humus, hence “earthlings”) were a wisp of dream in a chancy future.”
-Dale Pendell, Pharmako Gnosis
Madly voluptuous green.
Quiero volver a este mundo verde.