Stones are mute teachers; they silence the observer, and the most valuable lesson we learn from them we cannot communicate.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Age of Invisible Stones

The Age of Invisible Stones

May 14, 2022-- "We were old. We were weathered. We lost our youthful looks. We dotted Japans coastline. We stood at human height, sometimes taller. They called us tsunami stones. Our faces were carved with messages: build on higher ground. remember the last calamity. A few of us, near Kesennuma, had been around for six hundred years and our faces said: CHOOSE LIFE OVER YOUR POSSESSIONS." When did the Anthropocene begin? For Kyo Maclear, it was when Japan started ignoring the heeds of its 'tsunami stones.' (1454 reads)


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