Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cruz de Ferro

Cruz de Ferro in the mist, on the mountains above Foncebadon
"The mountain remains unmoved 
at seeming defeat by the mist."
- Rabindranath Tagore

Some people prepare very well for their encounter with the Cruz de Ferro
carrying stones all along the way that they will place there
in atonement for their sins or for the intentions of others.
And for some, this is a significant place where they leave behind past guilts,
and drop their burdens on the stone pile below the cross.

But I wasn't among them.
Religiously, I was quite unmoved.
It was the mist that moved me
to both delight and annoyance
-it was so gloriously thick but there was no view!

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