Oracle at the Ford-Thirsty Stones-Which Speeks to you?
A ford is where your way forward is crossed by water, a river, a stream in this case a creek; Grizzly Creek in Tilden Park.
According to myth, a woman, an oracle resides at fords and if you approach her humbly she will answer you questions or tell your future. I felt like if I looked into the sky reflections in these pictures long enough I might discern some meaning or auger an answer; perhaps to the question of will it ever rain again? In winter I have to wade to get across but not this year if I wasn’t taking pictures I would have hardly noticed the water at all it is so dry. To make matters worse I was ignored by the creature on the other side.
Thirsty stones drinking in the sky
tell us please
will small birds pierce the clouds
to open the heavens and bring the rain?
What words must we say
to start them on their way?
When will you have drunk
all you need?
I say it’s time to
let go and
that which belongs to
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