David, over at Thoughts-0-Dave, frequently blogs about a cairn that marks his cycling route. I suggested we ‘meme’ this… and seeing how it was sort of my idea, I decided I best jump right to it.
According to Wikipedia, a cairn is an artificial pile of stones and many cultures over many centuries have interesting piles of stone erected for many reasons. I didn’t have a reason for mine other than it sounded like a fun thing to do. With eleven (some admittedly flat) rocks stacked upon a base of a chopped-down pine tree, I present to you
The Curious Cairn:
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“To come to the party at all you have to have the agreement of these guys.” (quote by some guy named Paul Cairns)
Which inspires me to include this quote, as well:
I think the rock’n'roll myth of living on the edge is a pile of crap. – Robert Smith