27 January 2010

Driving into the past

[misty larrau gorge]Contradiction. Confusion. Clarity. I’m in search of all three, and expect to find them where I’m headed. Yet another disputed region in which conflict catalyzes creativity, and where traditions elsewhere preserved in amber and writ are not yet done being made. Where one’s geographical location depends on who one asks, where language is who one is rather than what one speaks, and where home is what one is called rather than where one lives. Where the streets have neither no nor one name, but two. And where the beef on one’s plate might actually be watermelon.

…continued here.


Oswaldo Costa said...

Intense, and you've barely dipped your toes into Basque country with this first report. Great opening picture, and loved the local definitions of geographical location, language and home. Look forward to the rest.

thor iverson said...

Thanks, Oswaldo.