[Postcard] | Park Dreams, by Jason Novak | Harper's Magazine

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A California park, drawn from memories of childhood

A map of Briones Regional Park in Martinez, California, drawn as the artist remembers it from childhood. Going to Briones when I was growing up felt much like being transported far into the past,” Novak writes. “The land was leased for cattle grazing, which always made me think of cowboys. In the winter, the creek ran wild enough to seem raft worthy. And the occasional fenced-in water and electrical facilities, couched deep in the woods, felt like an extra-terrestrial incongruence.”


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