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
Bless our father and our mother stones
And may every stone be a pleasure.
10 thoughts on “The Sacred Work”
Lovely words !
Thank you for the lovely memories, Louise.
Eddie the Inis Oirr light always gives a radiance to us all I think! Thanks.
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 Ancestry.com 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.
Thank you Bill for sharing your story here. The ancient traditions must be kept alive. Well done. Louise
Amen & halleluia.
Thanks John it was fun.