01 October 2017

New Wendell Berry Documentary

I've been a fan of Wendell Berry's for many years and share much of his philosophy on the agrarian lifestyle. Growing up and living in rural western Virginia, I suppose that comes natural. A new documentary will soon be released about Berry's life. His line in the poem in this trailer: "I came to the city that nobody recognized because it looked like every other city", reminded me of the ongoing effort to remove all Confederate monuments and rename schools, streets, etc. so the South will be more like "the rest of America" without its unique landscape and history. Homogenization. I'm looking forward to the film's release. 

2 comments:

Jubilo said...

Dear Old Dom.,
The clip doesn't make modern life seem appealing does it?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

David - no, it doesn't. I'm sure that's the intent and I'd have to agree.