Issues

77. Terra Firma

In the end, it all comes down to the earth beneath our feet. Soil, dust, humus, dirt. It is both prologue and epilogue. Source and salve. Yet, oftentimes it’s invisible, pushed to the rear of the stage, hidden by that which is more noisy, more beautiful, more obvious. Not here, not now. Not, we argue, ever.

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Soils of Substance: A Guide by Jac Semmler

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