There’s more truth about a camp than a house

“There’s more truth about a camp than a house. Planning laws need not worry the improvising builder because temporary structures are more beautiful anyway, and you don’t need permission for them. There’s more truth about a camp because that is the position we are in. The house represents what we ourselves would like to be on earth; permanent, rooted, here for eternity. But a camp represents the true reality of things: we’re just passing through.”

Roger Deakin, Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees, page 15

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