I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks

Monday, May 27, 2019

An inhospitable landscape

Views over the salt marshes on Pinckney Island. Those little black spots all over the water are crabs.

This island was once part of a plantation belonging to a Major General Pinckney. My own ancestors settled all over the South -- Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama -- in the 17th and 18th centuries, sometimes in environments very similar to this, but I can't imagine wanting to live here, wanting to claim it as my own, calling it home. It's so alien to me.

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