The longer you sit with them the more they begin to reveal of themselves.
This one is delicately infused with a rich palette of pastel shades and the sunlight wakes up innumerable crystals which in turn illumine the leaves above this rock.
A bass relief created from the subtle differences in minerals and hardness turns the surface into a miniature landscape of mesas and valleys.
In turn, light and shadow play over it as the encompassing branches dance with the wind.
The result is the creation of a shimmering three dimensional animate being that is participate with my own.
Unquestionably this rock is alive and as full of movement as the cheetah upon the veldt.
Somehow we’ve forgotten this and our closeness to the stones.
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Photo: Sandstone boulder at Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.