Tuesday, 13 April 2010

A Solidity That Reflects Solidarity.


There is a strength in a Yorkshire dry stone wall, a strength that comes from belonging. It may look as though it is about to collapse, it may have stones out of place. But there is a solidity that reflects solidarity : arm in arm, the stones against the world.

5 comments:

Poetikat said...

I agree. We don't have too many stone walls over here, which is unfortunate.

There's an ex-pat Brit, here in Canada who writes a fine mystery series. His detective's boss (Superintendent Gristhorpe) is always building a stone wall to distract his mind from the rigours of the job. You might like the books. The author is Peter Robinson. Actually, he is the reason I got into the Laphraoigh too - Inspector Banks is a fan.

Kat

The Retired One said...

Nice photo with even better philosophy!

Wild Celtic said...

A great photo. Being a writer, a philosopher, a dreamer and a lover of history I adore things such as this. Those stones shall be there long after we're gone. They've been there long before me, I'm sure. Ah, a thinker's post, for sure. Your posts have great depth. Amazing that through the modern ways of technology a community of poets, writers, thinkers, conversationalists and all that falls in between and on the outside can come together as an International community to inspire and support one another. It's magical.

Delwyn said...

Hi Alan

loving Japan I also love stone walls...
I also enjoyed walking through the old city of Jerusalem laying my hands on all the stone walls thinking of the history they had seen.

Stone seem such quiet repositories of ancient history, alive with story...

Happy days

Vicki Lane said...

My son builds dry-laid walls professionally. He learned from our dentist who does it for fun and relaxation. Our farm is blessed (?) with rock. A new crop appears every year.