Outcrop | Palisades, WA | July 2019

Landscape Week | I recently watched this basalt outcrop shed pieces of itself. Outside forces shifted mass, loosened foundations, cracked pillars. Big and little chunks tumbled. The minor avalanche was a good reminder that what’s solid today might not be tomorrow. In our own lives, of course, the temptation is to patch the damage, make things right, restore what was. But, geez, that’s heavy work. It’s easier to step back and accept, even appreciate, the new and ever-changing landscape.