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Makamah, 4.10.05
Beautiful, warm Sunday with Lizzie. Arrived at the beach and found a young man delicately balancing slabs of broken concrete in vertical columns, rusted spikes balanced on point stood at the top. I said "really nice" and moved on. The real dialogue was in what he was doing. Maybe he'd seen some of the things I'd made along this beach ­ or maybe not, but my possible influence on him influenced me and I started my own balancing act a ways down the rocks. Thinking of arches and Marble Roller led to a viaduct connecting standing stones with phragmites straw. While making it, I kept thinking of the fragile structure of Bridge Over the River Kwai ­