Shear: the energy of cutting and hacking, and its oppositional energy, which sprouts from the earth and hacks at pastures, demanding the pasture keepers take up its game, and then they are lost and the sweat pours down their brow. Eventually, the term became identified with the tools used to transfer this earth power to human hands, and, conversely, in the form “scrub” or “shrub” to the plant the initially embodied it. The two are one, locked in an eternal dance.


Lapwai, Nez Perce Indian Reservation

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