Saturday March 28th 2015
To go beyond
cultivation, change the garden narrative, might not be
possible for your correspondent. He has an idea why it
is people tear land up and he has an idea why it might
not be the best thing to do. He knows what Eden would
look like. It's a place where Creeping Grass would lie
down with the Groundhog and where Frost would be subject
to contract law.
Eden is a place to visit, but for your correspondent
something like the narrative of Cancun or Benidorm is pretty
much out of the question, they sort of summarize for him
what hell would look like. Then there are secondhand
bookshops, and the trouble is not every secondhand book shop
is an Eden, because some of them pretend to be heaven.