Thursday, January 22, 2004

I don't pretend anything in my last post is novel or particularly eloquent. The feeling of being small is both a good and a bad thing.
Some pictures in my inbox this morning also remind me that we are a drop in the river but with a river, much is possible. In sometime near 3200 BC on a small hill in the Boyne Valley of Ireland, Newgrange was built.
5200 years ago this structure was designed to capture a ray of sun during the winter solstice to illuminate the interior chambers.

Designed by humans with far less than we have at our disposal today, they think it might have taken 300 people 20 years to build it.

The huge kerbstones didn't come from the surrounding area, making the task even more incredible.

They think the builders floated these huge stones on rafts down the river.
How do we become the river that carries something far larger than any of us as individuals?

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