9 May 2013
Looking back to the stones
It was a little stone circle, laid out a few thousand years ago I suppose, but see how many of the stones have sunk into the softer ground, while only two of them remain at what I expect is close to the original height, but you can clearly see many more of them as you walk around. Nobody pays it much attention, but I visit as often as I can, and see the past being slowly swallowed up by the moist earth, or perhaps not slowly but actually quite fast. I've never met anybody else here, but I can sense my ancestors much more keenly than at big bold brash Stonehenge. Typical of my rough Scottish lot, I suppose, even before Scotland came to be, to build a structure that wouldn't last. Whatever went on here, I expect it was rather tough, and perhaps unpleasant for some. But still, I come, and look at stones and trees and grass marked out with dappled sun.
Posted by Andrew MacLaren-Scott