"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Sunday, May 22, 2011

This Very Rock!

We went and viewed the petroglyph's again today here in Capitol Reef. Every time I see these ancient marking on the rock walls of the Southwest, they bring on melancholy thoughts. I wonder what they meant to the one who did them. Were they religious symbols, art, or graffiti; or were they just someone's scribblings as they were tired of hunting and scratching out a living on that particular day? They say that these were made by the Fremont culture which lived here around a thousand years ago.  
We have a friend who has often remarked about these type of things. He says, you see this rock right here? The rock I'm sitting on? The person who did that probably sat right here, exactly where I'm sitting. He was probably admiring his work. Or thinking about maybe scratching it off and starting over. Kind of makes you wonder if anyone will be around a thousand years from now, sitting on a rock, and pondering something we have done in 2011? 

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