Saturday, July 08, 2006

When a rockpile ceases to be a rockpile . . .

by geophile


Found this quotation today, and I don't remember seeing it on this blog. Seems like it would have been though, so I apologize if it was. Worth repeating, though, and by a favorite author.

"A rockpile ceases to be a rockpile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." ~~~~~~~~~~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

1 comment :

scaredofstones said...

There are three very old looking stone piles on my property in Vermont. One explanation I heard was they were put there to clear space for a garden. The original cellar for the homestead is too far for that to make much sense. The piles are 5 feet high and 40-50 paces or so from each other and quite close to a stone wall. I think there is a better explanation, but not finding much information that could help formulate an explanation.