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in the land of the ancients

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 9, 2015 by dacarc

quinault forest

back into the deep forest

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the olympic rain forest – it’s not raining, today. there are wildfires, over the next ridge

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here, in the quinault basin, it’s quiet, deep, old..

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the width of 1000 rings, the annual circles of the growth go wide, far beyond our reach

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what have they seen? each ring, holds the tracings of our ancestors, long passed on

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the largest western red cedar, the largest sitka spruce – the ancients, towering, embracing, protecting, and watching all that has been

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hurricane force winds, lightning strikes, floods, earthquakes, droughts, fires – and yet they stand, alive. stepping into the hollow of the cedar, a sacred place, this cathedral of life
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these trees that surround us still, only 100 years old, the protected ones, now.

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we are grateful for their presence.

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world of wonders – soul of place

Posted in architecture, dreams, energy, landscape, memory, time, travel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2010 by dacarc

 what is a place of wonder? why are some places full of wonder. what makes a place wonder full? 

treasure cave - cliffs of taktsang monastery, bhutan

which is more full of wonder – the creations of humanity or natural wonders? how would you choose only seven?

great buddha at kotoku-in temple, kamakura, japan

how do some places capture the essence of a culture,  an era, a civilization, an empire?

great wall of china

do places of wonder hold the power of the dreams, the collective spirit of a people?

holding sun and ocean

where are the energy lines, the intersections of spiritual resonance, epicenters of power?

borobudur and mount merapi - java, indonesia

are there places where your dreams are entwined with those that have come before?

humayun's tomb - delhi, india

i’m wandering in the world of wonders, looking for the soul of place, seeking the spirit held within our dreams.

bamboo forest - kyoto, japan