Cliff: negative space, that which is cleft or cut away. The term describe not the rock that makes a landform’s wall, but the air in front of it, for its properties of not being rock — of being, in fact, absence. it is the great zero of the physical earth. The verb “cleave”, as in the saying “a man cleaves to a belief” is the opposite of cliff energy; it is the man clinging to the face of the cliff (again, not the face of the rock, but the air that touches the rock, which he is most certainly within, despite all the efforts of fingers and toes to merge with the rock. Quite the heroic feat in the emptiness, really!



Sugar Lake, British Columbia

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