In Rock we Trust – Stonehenge, United Kingdom

I woke up really early and realized that my sleep patterns are really messed up. I can`t sleep for more than a few hours at a time but then I have to have naps. Occasionally, I will get waves of exhaustion, more like Tsunamis, that force me to lay down. I haven`t had serious jet lag before and I am imagining that it has all saved up for this moment.

The good thing about it all is that I don`t have any serious time constraints to abide by. I am fortunate to be able to do my job at any time of the day. I worked upstairs while Sonya worked downstairs. Every now and then we would visit for a coffee break. Sonya`s friend came for dinner and we ate delicious pasta with special caesar salad. For dessert we pigged out on a Banoffi pie which as you can guess has bananas and toffee. Yum.

At my request, we all (dogs included) hopped in the car and drove to Stonehenge. The fall equinox happens tonight and I heard that sometimes there is a special energy that comes with that. As I try to see things for myself rather than taking peoples words for it, I convinced the girls that this was worth the field trip. It was only 10 minutes away, after all. “If you build it, they will come.” And we did.

We pulled up and jumped out of the car only to find the famous giant rock formation all closed up. There were security guards that told us from behind the fence that we would have to come back tomorrow. I chatted to them for a while and they softened up after hearing that I had come “so far”. One of them went over to the rocks and shone his torch on them so we could at least see that much. They were pretty big, I guess.

When I asked them about the force fields, they didn`t really know. But they pointed out some people who happened to be walking past at just that very moment. If anyone would know, they would with long capes and oversized walking sticks. Right out of a medieval storybook, we were not surprised to learn that the man with the white ponytailed beard called himself Merlin.

They said to follow them and they would explain it all. I walked for a bit but I got sidetracked when I saw a lone figure sitting cross-legged in the grass in front of a candle. I asked if I could have a seat and the man sitting there kindly obliged. He was a gentle traveler and was generously thoughtful offering his jacket for us to sit on. We discussed the differences between angels, fairies, goblins and demons. We all watched night coming up over the horizon in heavy silence. I don`t know if it was the deep orange glow emanating from the moon or truth in the energy theories. But we all agreed that there was something mystical in that moment.

All of a sudden there was a frantic honking of horns creating quite the racket back at the car. Sonya rolled her eyes and said that we would have to go. The dogs were calling. We had left them in the car, and clearly they had enough. We said goodbye to our new friend and made our way back through the long grassy field.

I suppose we all experience life in different ways, degrees, and…dimensions. We have this habit of judging others for their strange customs or peculiar beliefs. “Never take away someone`s hope. It may be all they have.” Just before we got into the car, we heard chanting and drumming in the distance. I am still not sure what they are celebrating but it`s good to know that there are still people who believe in something.

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