We can find awe and beauty in the common place and seemingly familiar.
The animal spirits have often been said to reside within the rocks.
To our ancestors, this was as real to them as our families are to us.
It is only in recent times that we have become estranged from the ways of the wild.
Our modern rhythms are too fast for us to see the rocks shapeshifting under the luminous full moon.
Or to hear the whispers of those ancestors guiding our way with words of earthly wisdom from beyond this animate plane.
Photo: Ancient rock in Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.