Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Creativity on Saskatchewan's Country Roads
It's as if a farmer has built a story on the side of the road. These enormous stones are certainly the debris left by the ice age that created the Qu'Appelle Valley. An early settler undoubtedly found them in the fields he'd hoped to break and plant, and had to dig them up to get them out of the way. What prompted someone else, probably another farmer, to gather them up and poise them so carefully and playfully on top of one another?
What is it about the creative spirit that these farmers, who doubtless work very hard, can't resist playing and making; can't resist giving the traveller something to play with, a story to spin, a snapshot of human striving?
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