QUARTER ACRE #1

QUARTER ACRE #1

I have thought multiple times before on what water restrictions mean for our mental health, what dirt instead of grass might mean for our wellbeing. I am reminded of something my partner said to me about our one-year-old son, and our new home we share together in Regional Australia. She said: ‘All I want is for a patch of grass for Thomas to play on, he really likes being outside’… and every time I think of my young child experiencing the world behind the tempered glass doors of our living room, breathing conditioned air, playing with plastic toys, it makes me little melancholic… we do need a patch of grass… but maybe we need to share that green grass with everyone (like a park) rather than think we have to own our own.