Monday, June 04, 2007
your lovely shape
lures my hands to balance to you still
it takes patience
and subtle movements to perch you
gone by high tide
Ever since I discovered Andy Goldsworthy, I've been fascinated with balancing rocks. I am deeply moved by the shapes of rocks and the essence of each one and how they "come alive" when placed in a way we don't normally see them. It all started in 1996 while on a trip to Hyder Alaska with my Uncle. We were camped along a river down from Salmon Glacier during salmon spawning season and as many of you know, this attracts bears. We had seen more than a handful of big black bears down the road a bit and a grizzly across the river. Well, this dampened my wandering spirit, thus, I stayed close to camp (like within 20 yards of the van!) And to keep myself occupied, I started stacking rocks, and have been ever since. The beach in Baja were I go, is mostly rocky and it's absolute heaven for me. It's a very zen practice, so I say give it a try! This is one from my recent trip.
This is in gracious response to
One Deep Breath. This week's topic is "Architecture".