Places are people too?

Judith Ridge Judith.Ridge at
Thu Nov 18 21:30:33 EST 2004

On 19/11/04 10:55 AM, "Charles Butler" <hannibal at>

> I don't find the idea of sentient landscapes, hills, etc half as odd as I
> probably ought to. Nor am I at all sure where metaphor stops and reality
> begins in such matters. Certainly people *feel* about places with all the
> passion (love, hate, or whatever) that they use for people: are they being
> irrational?

I don't think it's odd or irrational at all; on the contrary, I think its
natural and commonplace--but I draw the line at marrying concrete walls ;-)


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