Vine on Building, Arles, France

For the urbanite our distance from nature seems to continually grow. The replacement of green-spaces with buildings, the automobile that separates us from the air and weather around us, the use of light bulbs to decouple us from the rhythms of the sun and moon. The balance is shifting away from the real towards the artificial.

Yet within each of us is a connection to the land, that needs to be serviced. Each of us express this need in our own way, from taking care of a potted plant situated on a window sill, to a backyard garden. These connections tie us back to our origins. Tilling the soil, watering the plants, caring for them, each of these acts connects us to something real; to something living. It reminds us that what surrounds us is a living environment. It gives us a sense of authenticity.


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