Benches | Coulee City, WA | February 2020

“There is in all things a pattern that is part of our universe. It has symmetry, elegance, and grace. You can find [these qualities] in the turning of the seasons, the way sand trails along a ridge, in the branch clusters of a creosote bush’s leaves. We try to copy these patterns in our lives and in our society, seeking the rhythms, the dances, the forms that comfort.“

— From the novel “Dune,” by science fiction master Frank Herbert (d. 1986)

[In photo: Aluminum benches in the amphitheater at Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park.]