Politics, Perspective & Imagination

Oak tree in Mendocino County. Photo collage by the author.

I was camping with a friend in southern California recently and we were talking about politics. Not “talking politics,” as in weighing the features of the Green New Deal or arguing blue vs. red — that is, policies and parties — but talking “about” politics. I gestured towards some nearby vegetation to make a point.

“See those two trees,” I asked. “Right next to each other there?”