"A sense of place is the sixth sense, an internal compass and map made by memory and spatial perception together."
- Rebecca Solnit
Identity or a sense of place does not occur on a map or a street. It circulates in memory filled with sensory imagery.
A whiff of fragrance.
A taste of familiar.
A fondness for family.
A relationship of some kind.
Symbols abound to etch ideas.
A grounding occurs.
A starting point.
A memory triggers a perception.
An observation of the landscape shapes feelings.
A place tugs and begs a return again and again.
An intertwine of temperament and terrain.