Carpet: the act of covering the land with life; harvest. The energy has been applied to floors for five hundred years because of its gesture of fecundity and fulfillment — always a great energy to fill a house, a forest, field, or a rock face. It takes three earlier seasons to make this one, in this pattern: winter + spring + summer = harvest, which is not the spirit of crop-taking but of multiplicity and complexity born out of simplicity. All four are seasons of increase. Only the newer season, Autumn, is a season of loss.


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