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Realism, Folktale or Magic Realism

It’s your choice. They’re all fantasies. So, which will the future of the Okanagan be? I know these aren’t pictures from the West beyond the West, but the distance might make things clear.

Realism?

 

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Folk Tale?

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Elf House and Human Apartments

One group looks a little warmer, perhaps.

Or magic realism?house2

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So, there you have it: three variations of houses imitating elf houses, or, in other words, the shape of the imagination, but only one looks happy. Only one looks like a home for the heart.

 

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