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Few places on the American landscape seem as other-worldly as Salt Lake and Salt Flats. The hint of humidity on the air and sparkle of water in bright sunlight fool the senses into believing abundance is possible. But it is not. Plants are non-existent, birds are few, and insects would rather scour the desert.
Humans have tried their hand at living here. Only ruins remain.
Even so, looking through clear brightness across peaceful waters into mysterious mists one can easily imagine strange prehistoric peoples camping along distant shores, their lives animated by ideas wholly foreign yet coherently matched to this strange environment. By comparison, we today seem so distanced and they so intimately connected to the land and forces that sculpt it.
But then, not everything that can be imagined once was or could be.
Monday, August 28th, 2006
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