“Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.”—James Joyce in Ulysses,
"I am extremely pleased to announce that the long-awaited D. Mills Baker International Lawn Refuge has finally been completed and was dedicated today in a very moving ceremony attended by dignitaries from across Ills Manor.
Originally conceived as a place where citizens of Gaia could witness beautiful, undisturbed, uncut, natural lawn, replete with all the fauna and flora that live there, the project -modestly named after one half of the heteroduplexpair who rule Ills Manor and its environs- took on additional urgency when I learned recently that there are some who do not even have lawns.
Moved, I decided to rush the project ahead and finalized the barriers protecting the region from the surrounding land, which continues to be logged and mined to the benefit of Ills Manor’s many citizens. It is now open to visitors from around the world, and admission is completely free.