Posted on 08/23/2013

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Windell Berry

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Once there was a man who filmed his vacation.
He went flying down the river in his boat
With his video camera to his eye, making
A moving picture of the moving river
Upon which his sleek boat moved swiftly
Towards the end of his vacation. He showed
His vacation to his camera, which pictured it,
Preserving it forever: the river, the trees,
The sky, the light, the bow of this rushing boat
Behind which he stood with his camera
Preserving his vacation even as he was having it
So that after he had had it he would still
Have it. It would be there. With a flick
Of a switch, there it would be. Be he
Would not be in it. He would never be in it.

“The Vacation” ~ Wendell Berry