Inanimate transformation stories

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As I took this picture of a solitary power line post, I remembered a conversation Scott and Karen had about the trees of Roseburg. You can walk for miles and miles and just see this one tree standing. Karen collects objects that are "scared to death".

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Among her personal stuff, the movers also put in storage a burlap bag and boxes filled with her rock and petrified wood collection. She was a little embarassed when they started moving her collection to the truck. But they told her not to worry, they have moved weirder things. Petrification begins underground.

Minerals are deposited into the buried tree, replacing organic cells until a stone mold forms in its place and becomes crystal hard. Death in this way preserves memory, its original structure, the tree rings,down to the microsopic tissues.

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The day before the movers came, Karen and Scott made one last trip to the Umpqua river so I could take pictures and they could walk their dogs. In the course of time, silica and quartz fill the hollow spaces and cavities of volcanic rocks and ancient lavas. Breaking off from their natural setting and cut transversely, agates characteristically exhibit a magnificent band, parallel lines of silica and quartz, colorful crystals that resist erosion, a succession of imbedded stories that resist weathering if you will.

Detached, they are finally set free and are found in streams and shorelines. She visited city squares, and stood experimentally by the rims of fountains, or in the entrance of grottoes.

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She had read of the hidden wilderness of nineteenth-century graveyards, and it came to her that in such a place, amongst weeping angels and grieving cherubs, she might find a quiet resting-place. Karen is leaving Roseburg for good and is undertandably fearful. It is tearing her apart.

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Like everyone who leaves home and is uprooted, she has turned herself into a walking metamorphosis. I feel indebted to to people whom at some point in their lives are claimed by the road as its own. According to Byatt, we, the world, are changed by their changing. As author Norman Maclean puts it: "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.

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I carried a brush axe and a machete. We staked out logging ro through the virgin Douglas fir. Now and then axemen in the valley behind us felled one of those year-old trees, and the crash thundered up the draw. We picked our way on rotting logs, house-high, over rivulets and humus. We laid a trail for bulldozers where no human had ever been. Inanimate Transformation Stories.

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Inanimate Stories