The Mountain Knows Your Name


Artist: Jim Holyoak

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The naming of things is a distinctly human preoccupation. Why is it that mountains are named, but waves and clouds are not? Within human time scales, clouds last a moment, waves an instant, but mountains scarcely move over generations, and so the mountains are given individual names, and a mountain often goes by many names over many ages. Having no eyes or mouths, it does not seem obvious how mountains might gaze or speak back to we creatures who scurry over their bodies. Nevertheless, I think it is worth asking, if they could speak, what would we be called?

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Dimensions 48 × 48 in