Thursday, August 8, 2013

nature mail

Yesterday we received mail from Cape York (the very top of Australia). Beautiful Tara sent kindness, thanks and good wishes all wrapped in recycled paper and twine. In a handwritten letter she said:

...sending a little bit of Cape York love to you all: 
- shells with the sea inside them, collected from around the tip of Australia (one for each of you)
- quartz crystals stained with our red soil. Cooktown's Aboriginal language name 
means "home of crystals", an important trade route for the Aboriginals back in the day
- beautiful black coral from our untouched beaches
- a lonesome feather from a tawny frogmouth owl
- gumnuts from our backyard, in true Australian fashion

I hope that sometime this weekend you get the chance to step into nature and gather ephemera. In Pia's simple yet eloquent prose:

"we collect treasures left by mother nature, as we walk, as we walk..."

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