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Re: Glastonbury resident antiquarians and festival,.
Jul 31, 2013, 23:24
thesweetcheat wrote:
Astralcat wrote:
Apart from a few intrepid independent thinkers, most of you are all just STONES AND COMPASSES. That's it. No Spirit. It's like you wander around in your thick socks with your maps and agendas and just don't GET something so vital. SPIRIT. You need 'EVIDENCE'. Are you so boringly immune to the very real magic of these sacred places ? Sadly, it would seem so. You are all just wasting your time and gazing at rocks and arguing about the antiquity of large pebbles. Nothing more. No Soul. No Spirit.

There's a whole lot of presumption going on in that post AC. Just because someone doesn't spend their time writing about mystical-this and spiritual-that doesn't mean that they're "immune" to the magic of these places, just that maybe they don't choose to express that aspect in print. Because maybe they don't have the words and would actually much prefer to try to get other people out there to see for themselves. Not everyone wants to share their "feelings" about everything with everyone. Doesn't mean that they don't have feelings.

Exactly and precisely that. I most definitely experience the magic of these places. But it is personal to me, and I do not seek to project those views onto others, or to tell others what the magic of these places must mean. I photograph them, trying to capture their spirit, to encourage others to get out and see them themselves. Which is exactly why I started my website and put ten years of effort into travelling the country from Orkney to Cornwall, photographing ancient sites.
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