Who knows how it first started? Maybe the village was once on solid ground that washed out from under our ancient homes. Or maybe our ancestors knew how to climb and build in ways that we have forgotten. Now we just weave more rope for the bridges and ladders, and hope the floods never come again.

KD Stanton is a freelance artist in Bejing, China. You can see more of Stanton's work on Art Station.

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