The Sacred Work


Dry stone work is the sacred work

of this I am convinced

stone humbles us and stoops us down

stone brings us close when we need it most

 together on the land

Deep in our roots – down in our boots

we all love a dry stone wall

Bless our father and our mother stones

the ice cream in our cups

May the walls go on forever

And may every stone be a pleasure.

10 thoughts on “The Sacred Work

  1. No wonder.

    Now I am smiling. 🙂

    I followed a link from a Facebook friend to this page, and was simply delighted to see hands on stone this way. How long do you imagine this will will stand? It could be a very long time, especially if it is cared for. I like imagining building something to last 1000 years.

    And I might have a chance, in Bhutan.

    I say, “no wonder” because I have been experiencing a new kind of call to the stones. I already work with them as a rock balance artist. This is something different. The best I have been able to find is a desire to learn stone masonry. I have done a lot as an American for the last 36 years of work, but nothing close to this.

    I may help build a huge set of four prayer wheels in the country of Bhutan. I am mentioning that now, because there will be stone work, and I might be able to help if I can learn a thing or two. Here is your amazing work, and a great sensation of longevity. I like that, especially as it occurs to me what I learned on last year. I have family in Ireland. Somewhere there is a bit of Irish stone in my blood. 🙂

    Thank you for your work, and for the inspiration.

    Bill Carlson
    Seattle, WA

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