Rocks In The Woods
Rocks are real, solid. Rocks provide us with a moment of certainty, of quick focus. They serve as a defense against today’s flood of lies and misleading information. This density of mass and meaning makes rocks worth looking at.
Some of our rocks are glacial erratics dropped on the landscape during the last ice age, some are chunks of ancient bedrock jutting up into the air. Time and again the trees grew up around these rocks. The trees died and were replaced by another forest. The rocks are impassive and yet witness to immense stretches of time.
"A rock was sticking out of the water, jagged and pointed, covered with moss--a remnant of the Ice Age and of the glacier that had once gouged out this basin in the earth. It had withstood the rains, the snows, the frost, the heat. It was afraid of no one. It did not need redemption, it had already been redeemed."
I.B.Singer quote found in 'Strong Motion' by Jonathan Franzen.