“The Farm”

“It’s hard, and it’s beautiful, but there’s nothing for you to prove.” –Eleanor Detrich

Before we left for Portland, I was feeling pretty uninspired. I thought our short trip would shake me from my rut, but it didn’t seem to work. So I just did what felt natural and took some time off, reading more, watching movies, and thinking a lot. I’ve felt a spark of creativity again lately, and I’m trying to save it for January, once the holidays are over. I’ve made a list of posts and I feel excited about writing again, which is a good sign, I think.

Recently, Death to the Stock Photo sent out this video poem by Richard Smith III and Eleanor Detrich, and I was instantly struck by its simple beauty. I’ve watched “The Farm” many times in the last few weeks, and the message is really lovely and inspiring. Hopefully, we all have a place like this, that we long for, that comforts and inspires us.

I hope you enjoy this short film as much as I do, and I wish you a wonderful holiday season.

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