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in the damp, fountains abbey today. heavy stone on water, the footprint of cistercian simplicity in yorkshire and a monument to the solidity of the 12th century architectural mind. the trees on the surrounding hills were incredible. not particularly large or thick, but singularly human, looking like the thinned out bodies of elderly men and women, tucked gently into a blanket of dirt up to the shoulder. the bulbous roundels of branches naked heads with ancient skin slipping down their straining trunkish necks to sit in still-sanguiferous folds and wrinkles at the base where they join with the crocusing earth.
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On March 7th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC), ajodasso commented:
Hey, got you back :) I like your default icon.
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On March 7th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC), wildbluesky replied:
hurrah :) i enjoy yours as well, by the way. oh man, i noticed you saw joanna newsom. SO JEALOUS.
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On March 7th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC), ajodasso replied:
She's incredible. If you ever get the chance to see her live, I highly recommend it!
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