Textures, Spaces, Wonders

Author: Will, Frederic
This is a collection of brief verbal travel snapshots, from which fundamental registers of human experience are drawn: senses of violence (evoked by the pounding sea off Cabo San Lucas); coziness (Greek buses, Quebec cafés); desolation and despair (Auschwitz); despondence (Belize); the power of history (Mayan Corozal in Northern Belize); purity in nature (Zion National Park). The events and perceptions recorded here date from 1957 to 1990, and yet the temporal factor constantly collapses, to let forth from within it a single sense: of the always meaningful fabric of place, and the wonder all places exude, the scent by which they trap us.