Topstone circumambulation

I can’t resist a visit to Topstone Park in my childhood hometown of Redding, Connecticut. I like to circumambulate the pond and remember its appeal to me as a young person.

Beginning of Pond Trail

Thinking about Natalie Díaz’s interview on Between the Covers where she talks about knowledges that cannot be translated.

Acknowledging the knowledges I have from growing up here and living in this place. The knowledge of what it’s like to walk on a trail covered with a mesh of tree roots and a slick layer of leaves. The knowledge of having a brown oak leaf fall into your hand. The knowledge of walking in a gust of falling leaves on a cloudy day. The knowledge of these leaf colors.

Parcours instructions. I love the Circle Body.
Crossing the Dam

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