Monday, July 22, 2019

a social movement...

The back to the land movement was brought on by writers like Arkansas writer Charlie May Simon and her  first husband and Helen and Scott Nearing in New England who helped readers to get back in "touch" with nature, and themselves.

We are past due for a "back to the hands" movement to go even deeper in our relationships with reality. This is not to glamorize craftsmanship, but to restore it. It is essential to the growth and intelligence of humanity. It also happens to be essential to a restoration of the planet.

I am at a family reunion in the vicinity of Mount Hood. The trees are lovely and TALL. I'm reading Jared Phillips book Hipbillies with a forward by a friend of mine, Crescent Dragonwagon. It is a good look back at times that many of my friends and I passed through in Eureka.

"How does a small community in Arkansas become a center of the ARTS?" I hope to lay out and explain a few things.

Make, fix, create, and assist others in learning likewise.

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