Running Before the Storm
In any discussion of place, it is imperative to enter into a discussion of the visible and invisible, a rich ground that becomes innately and instinctively personal. Nature, both as the temporal and the enduring cannot be denied as a great arbitrator of Place. Looking at an ancient forest or deep mountain ravine, Place is about what you cannot see rather than what you can see. There is something there on the edge of your consciousness, just out of sight, invisible and solid as the ground below you. There is no difference between the temporal and the absolute; if you believe that to be true, there are merely many ways to see the same thing.