A propos of our friend’s reminder about Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall,” Robert M. Thorson chose lines from Frost’s poem “A Star in a Stoneboat” as the epigraph for Stone by Stone, his history of New England’s stone walls–
Never tell me that not one star of all
That slip from heaven at night and softly fall
Has been picked up with stones to build a wall.
In his acknowledgements, Thorson thanks a number of writers of works on the natural world and natural history, notably for people interested in stone, Susan Allport, author of Sermons in Stone and Chet and Maureen Raymo, authors of Written in Stone: A Geological History of the Northeastern United States.
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Good wishes from a sculptor in Nova Scotia — as these waters we are in and trying to navigate with our experience and i hope our collective wisdom, reaching i trust a better normal. one of equality, compassion and grace for all of our earth. we will see what comes of sharing paths.