|CRETACEOUS SCAPE 1. A reflection of my BEING. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|CRETACEOUS SCAPE 2. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
Time and time again, after being fully engrossed in studying the ground searching for patterns that would disclose some aspect of a creature that lived here 75 million years ago, I would suddenly look up. The broad open landscape engulfed me. Points along an infinity continuum converged--that of deep geological time represented by the fossils, my presence, and the ongoing future of this landscape. And there was complete silence, mostly...a stillness--even when the whir of flying grasshoppers grew loud or the wind started moaning.
|CRETACEOUS SCAPE 3. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|CRETACEOUS SCAPE 4. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
With delight, I experimented with this cow skull in the wide landscape. Moving it around, turning it over, and examining it, I once again felt all of existence converge--the past (this time the more recent past of this animal's life), the present (my examination of the skull), and future (when I too have gone). Oh to sip from the NOW of my own mortality and to have my feet grounded in the immortality of the Earth.
|CRETACEOUS SCAPE 5. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|CRETACEOUS SCAPE 6. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|CRETACEOUS SCAPE 7. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
Other blog entries about my July 2014 experiences in Montana, as well as my husband's can be found on my blog page "Cretaceous Summer 2014."