Kitsune wrote:I'm seeing the moon, or night as a recurrant theme. Has anyone ever had a connection with scenery?
Not one part of Nature, but a part that includes many elements that you may not usually be able to work with, but because the energy has become so connected, you can.
Actualy, my tale can link these two together.
I was in Glencoe, North west Scotland. Plenty of mountains, Trees, sea water loch. Great place. In the middle of this loch is an "Island". Hmm. I will say "island", but it is only that at very high tide, when the narrow cause way is covered.
Any way, it was September, a perfectly cloudless night, full moon, and you could see about 2000 stars (Contratry to "poetics" only 2000 to 2500 starts are visible to the naked eye, not the Thousands, of the romantic writters).
I was laying on this island and could see all these stars, with the bowl of the mountains as a "horizon". It was brilliant
. But then, it was as if the stars were bieng sucked down a whirl pool. It was like the whole milky way was bieng viewed as a "WHOLE", not just from the outer edge of some small arm.
Not ONE constellation was reccognisable. A REALLY strange experience.
It ended as fast as it began, jut suddenly, every thing was back in it's place.
But, the scenery
, was all important. The water, the reflection of the mountains, and forests, the feeling of raw power that formed the rock, all came together with the stars to give an atmosphere, or view, of what it looked like to the God, or Godess, that said "O.K chaps, lets have a bit of bloody order here" ZAP, and there was order."
I have also had similar experience in the Arctic.
On bridge watch at 0300, engines stopped, every one asleep, except me.
The water was perfectly flat , and the ice bergs were reflected perfectly in the surface. Some were blue bergs. Which are the coulour of the blue in the Swedish flag (Google it
), but perfectly see through. It is like a big rock of glass, just floating there silent.
I went down to the jack staff at the bow (pointy end). I was the furthest north person in the whole world, that was awake.
Then the dolphins came up. No noise, just doing dolphin surfing things. then dissapearing under the ice.
Magic moments that would no have happened without the scenery. Which is, after all, our home. Spiritualy or physically. It is the scenery that makes the land, which forms the people, creates the culture etc. We are inseperable from the scenery.