This weekend I took Mom to where the desert meets the mountains. If might think that the decorator never finished because the trees don’t even touch each other and you can see the bare mountain in between. Some mountains don’t even have any trees at all, and are just made of big rocks and the little rocks that fall off of them. But if you thought these mountains weren’t done yet you’d be wrong. It’s called minimalism. Sure, you could throw as many trees and plants and wildflowers onto a mountain all higgledy-pigledy and it would be pretty like a renaissance painting… Lots of mountains in Washington and our side of California do that. But to show that something is really special, you should make it stand all by itself so that there’s nothing else around it to drown it out. Minimalism is what the Sierras on the desert side do with their trees, and rocks, and pointy peaks.
Oscar the Superfriend
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