Albion, Art, Trickster

Spendyke…

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All boundaries… Are important… But some boundaries… Are more important… Than others… The boundaries between… England and Wales… And Scotland And England… For instance… Are not important at all… Not really boundaries… Are they?… The boundary between… Land and Sea… Or between Earth and Sky… These are proper boundaries… Not proper ties… No such thing as a proper tie… Either… That’s just legalise… Unlawful… When certain streets in a town are pedestrianised… They still have to indicate… Where the pavement… Once met the road… Ever wondered… Why?

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Here’s a clue… It has to do… With High Ways… And By Ways… Definitely not… Bye Laws…The Spendyke picture book… Was a case in point… It showed St John’s… Which is the church… In the centre of town… On church street… With a graveyard!… There had never been any gravestones… Just grass… And a couple of erratics… Look at those things… Snorted Gramps… When walking… The boundary… Of what was once the graveyard… After recognising the sense of what Gramps was saying… Something inexplicably ancient… Insisted that these stones… Needed to be… Considered.

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As it turns out… Those particular stones… Were sculpted… By the sea… And in the remotest places… Of Scotland… And Wales… Such stones… Usually dredged… From the river-bed… Are still… To this day… Venerated… By what… We might want to call… The country-folk… Or folk… Who dwell in the shadows… Otherwise… Folk in the know… Not folk in the woods… But what can they know… That we don’t… It is not so much… A question of… Knowing… But rather of comprehending… That there are… Some things… That can’t be known… And that some things… Just have to… Fall-out… As they will…

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