Gash vii. Near Blanchard, Peligre, Haiti. May, 2014.
“Most nomads claim to ‘own’ their migration path (in Arabic Il-Rāh, ‘The Way’), but in practice they only lay claim to seasonal grazing rights. Time and space are thus dissolved around each other: a month and a stretch of road are synonymous.” Bruce Chatwin, ‘The Songlines’, section called ‘From the Notebooks’. [Read this enticing and lovely extract, by Rory Stewart, from the introduction to the 2012 Penguin Viking edition.]