First Peoples

The Watcher and the Watched

What you see sees you. This makes no sense if seeing is identified as an personal act, but if sight is present, like light, then both the seer and the seen are one within it, just as they are within the light.

Big Bar Watcher

This is why landscape features are often called watchers. They signal approach, both in the land and within the person or being approaching.

Boulder, Big Bar Esker Ridge Trail

They are on watch, and you watch for them from a distance and suddenly, when they are in sight, you are within their reach — and they are within yours.

Eagle Cliff, Chasm

It is a bodily sense, not one of the mind, but no less mindful for that.

Canoe Creek Esker

 

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