The simplicity of a barn is beautiful. Its four sides are sturdy and strong. A metaphor for character. Built to endure any conditions and serve any purpose. They are as reliable as the old trees that share the space around them.
To farm the land is to fight back against nature just enough to bend it to your will. To grow a crop where nature would prefer to grow a forest. The tools needed for this task are specifically elegant. The barn is one of those tools - there is no need for extravagance when four walls and a roof will do.
© Dean Pagani 2019