At Lone Mountain Literary Society, we are acutely attuned to and fascinated by, the wonders of the natural world and the bizarre reality of existence itself.
To exist, is to find oneself in space. The writer and the artist are inextricably entwined in the spaces that they occupy. It is impossible to separate the person from the environment.
We absorb our environments through our senses, through the food we eat, and through the air we breathe. Our breath is like the rhythm of the ocean tide, infinitely lapping at the shoreline. With each breath, we become the environment, and in turn, the environment becomes us.
Because of this, knowingly or unknowingly, the writer and the artist carry space within them; Their poems, stories, and works of art are the direct expressions of the spaces they carry. In this way, space breathes life into them.
With this issue of, The Nature of Things, we seek to discover, ponder, illuminate, and illustrate the theme of sacred spaces. Each page, a space in its own rite. Each page, a portal to a distant place.
We invite you, reader, to discover with us, and to participate in the eternal connective rhythm of the cosmic breath.