The Resolution of an Absent Day
With travel being impossible over the last two years, in absentia I have once again been drawn to the immutable Cradle Mountain. A person’s perceptions of place are entirely subjective and independent from the object of interest and are subject to the currents of their culture and personal experience. Be it a broad cultural understanding or a personal refection, the experience of an environment is a construct and proximity to that environment does not necessarily affect that experience. Though an individual may gain pleasure from being in a place that has meaning for them, absence does not lessen their understanding and narrative of that place; all is shifted, twisted, constrained, and expanded to fit that understanding and narrative.
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