I just finished reading Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth a few weeks back. The book really moved me. Its message, that of loving, appreciating the earth and her bounty, is still lingering in my daily thoughts, particularly now that harvest has come to Korea. Though at times the land will yield no crop, and drought and flood will come, the earth will always provide. After the break, I would like to end my brief harvest series with a passage from this book that awarded Buck with the Pulitzer Prize back in 1932. These shots were captured in Anseong, South Korea with the following ㅎㅎ Canon AE-1 / 50mm lens / Fuji Neopan 400 ( I miss this film; sadly it has been discontinued ) / D76 development in the darkroom. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series. Until the next harvest, Patrick Bresnahan.
“There was only this perfect sympathy of movement, of turning this earth of theirs over and over to the sun, this earth which formed their home and fed their bodies and made their gods…Some time, in some age, bodies of men and women had been buried there, houses had stood there, had fallen, and gone back into the earth. So would also their house, some time, return into the earth, their bodies also. Each had his turn at this earth. They worked on, moving together-together-producing the fruit of this earth.”
~ Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth