The Occasional Beauty of Barbed Wire
Earth Teach Forest Park, Ashland, Oregon
2019

Story Info

IMG 0698

Story & Experience

The land we were on for our wilderness rites of passage program is private land with a logging history. There is a big tumble of rusted, old barbed wire right near basecamp. So on June 16th, we wound it all with the yarn colors of the four directions, hung things from it, and left the banner in the center. We were kind of quiet, it was sweet, and one woman reframed the barbed wire. She spoke to the folks who made it, who strung it, who believed it would keep the right things in or out, etc. I had seen it only as a symbol of oppression, so I was very grateful to her.

Earth Teach Forest Park, Ashland, Oregon

Image Credit:

  • IMG 0698: Sara Harris

RECENT STORIES

Along the Haw River

I am often walking along the river —to be in relationship and prayer with this incredible being .... So, it was a beautiful opportunity to connect this time with the other folks around the world [...]

Healing Blessing for the Land

The forest in this place was destroyed by fire on this day 6 years ago along with the cabin in which I was carrying out my life livng in close connection to the Earth and [...]

sticks with moss on top, in a bog!

This Earth Exchange came half way through a project we have been doing here in Hull called This Place, which has been about trying to explore our connections to Land, Community and our Selves... The [...]

More Stories

SUBSCRIBE

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Radical Joy Revealed is a weekly message of inspiration about finding and making beauty in wounded places.