Sunday, June 05, 2011

The Power of Stone

The power of stone.

Not just to crush or build. Much of its density and weight belongs to human ignorance.

The value of stone is not just the magic of the rare earths and precious metals it yields.

Stone listens to the play of creation, and to the human sub-plot; stone distills truth from history, and stores that essence in silence.

Stone connects the distant past and the ancient future, fusing the sacred hoop of life into an uninterrupted whole.

Stone speaks.

Who listens?

-- Richard Power