— DAY 2 —
CORNISH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
DAY 2, in which our traveler reflects on his reasons.
Today we spent a good bit of time where Mike grew up, soaking in the surrounding woods of Lebanon & Cornish, New Hampshire. We were gifted some knowledge of the area from Mike's family, hearing a few stories and seeing a few locations that impacted tonight's narrative.
Mike's grandfather explained today that farmers would pull up these stones while cultivating their land, each farmer placing them at the edge of their property, creating low, natural boundaries.
Consequently, the trees near these walls have prospered due to a law prohibiting anyone from cutting trees down within 10 feet of a property line. Over time, these have created a distinct natural perimeter.
THESE LOW STONE WALLS SHOULD BE VERY FAMILIAR TO ANYONE WHO LIVES IN NEW ENGLAND.
We had these natural walls which metaphorically embody boundaries, security, and home stuck in our heads all day. Luckily we didn't need to go far to find a really nice one with a plethora of green ferns for tonight's projection.
The moment of calm at the end of tonight while recording our location's ambient audio felt special as we reflected on the day, looking forward to tomorrow, when we leave the region we've lived in our entire lives.