Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
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Rebecca Solnit -

Rebecca Solnit has an article in Orion magazine this month called, "The Limits of Landscape - Going beyond traditional ways of seeing."

    Here is part of one paragraph to contemplate.  She is discussing "the stone circles that the prehistoric Irish erected for ceremonial and celestial-observation purposes."

    "A picture may capture a moment of time - late afternoon light raking over, say, the golden rocks of the deep desert - but a stone circle calls attention to time in a deeper sense, to the swing of stars from north to south across the sky over the course of a year, and to calendrical time.  It is not just something to behold, but an invitation to observe and connect. It doesn't represent the landscape, but helps make the most invisible forces - time itself, and the rotation of the Earth - present, and brings you into alignment with these forces."

             -- Rebecca Solnit

This winter light brings awareness of stones.   Perhaps, make a circle of your own, and watch time and the rotation of the earth, and align, both,  within,  and without.


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