Saturday, April 16, 2011

city of crystal

city of crystal
jigsaw puzzle granite walls
pot of red flowers 

Before I came to Peru, I had seen many photos of Machu Picchu, but it is impossible in a photo to convey the impact of the full panorama. Every angle unfolds a new perspective. This view, though two-dimensional, encompasses a bit of everything, from biggest to smallest. A veil of clouds obscures the mountains in the background, emphasizing the giant peak of Wayna Picchu, towering over the ruins. In the foreground, the gray thatch, made from once-living reeds, contrasts with the gray stone, which resonates with the liveliness of embedded quartz. Finally, the vibrant red flowers pop out in the center of all the grays and greens. That spot of red is like the bindu point, the beginning of creation.

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