Volunteers, typically young and single, gather in their spare time to shine trucks, dry hoses, maintain gear and listen to the scanner restless for the next adrenalin rush. Frametown, West Virginia. Braxton County.
Forget-me-nots gather to soak their toes in soggy soil along a forgotten ditch while enjoying Bingo calls from the community center up the hill in Pickens, West Virginia. Randolph County.
These are not industrial eggs automated from fertilization thru immunization, incubation, hatching, rearing then laying when the stupefied hen drops an anonymous egg into a trough that rolls thru robotic processing untouched by human hands all the way to the grocery shelf. Eggs matter out here in Braxton County, West Virginia.
Amid a vast chaotic tangle of junkyard scrap, someone chose order over disorder applying precision and internal relationships to stem the relentless tides of entropic disintegration. Mercer County, West Virginia.
Doctor Flowers, June 2006