Don’t Pity the Cobblestones

Ancient cobblestones in Italy laid in radial pattern

Don’t pity the basalt block that resides underfoot in the cobblestone road. Horses and carts; buses and motorcycles have traversed these stones for centuries. And what are we, after all, without purpose? Pity instead the slab of marble. It was once a part of a living organism, residing on the bottom of the ocean. It … Continue reading Don’t Pity the Cobblestones

Aeolus

Lake Maggiore at sunset

Aeolus drags his finger through the sand. His mind is wandering aimlessly. He retraces the line in reverse. He digs a deep furrow as he ponders the power of Zeus. “If Zeus merely sneezes his people bow down to him. I am only the god of the wind. If a sailor has a bad day … Continue reading Aeolus