Sunday, August 26, 2007

Celebrating the here and now

Along our road here in the west of Ireland there are two marked stones built into a roadside wall. One, of medieval origin, is inscribed with a cross, and undoubtedly came from the monastic settlement that formerly resided in the field below the road. The other is a benchmark of the 19th-century survey of Ireland, a curious four-stroke design, called in Irish Lapa na circe, "the hen's foot." One of the stones evokes a supernatural world beyond; the other celebrates knowledge of the here and now. See this week's Musing.

Click to enlarge Anne's Sunday art.