Nathaniel Bailey | Dawn To Dusk 2019
The sun rises and the days blur together.
The to-do list grows longer but stays the same as yesterday and last year.
Never enough time but the work still seems to get done.
Here, far removed from the individualistic ethos of the urban masses the cycle continues.
Yesterday is today is tomorrow.
The son fishes the same river his daddy did and teaches his daughter the same.
The grandson works the same ground his granddaddy’s granddaddy did.
The soil recognizes the generations of hands toiling under the same hot sun.
Youth clashes with the traditions of the past.
Day after day, year after year, nothing but the same.
Another child to stay on the farm, to keep it in the family.
This is home. This is home yesterday. This is home today.
This is home tomorrow.
Nathaniel Bailey, Kent State University | The 2019 Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling at Boyd’s Station