Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stones and fossils


Cada piedra lleva años, decenas de años, rodando por la playa. Y ahí permanecerán. Nosotros somos tan efímeros, y aún así, nos tomamos tan en serio. De mi paso por este lugar no quedará una sola huella tras la primera marea. De este alga quedará su sombra sobre la piedra, fósil, como un fantasma que pierde su color púrpura. Las piedras son bonitas, imperfectas, tranquilas y mundanas. Y nos sobrevivirán.

::

Each stone has been quietly there for years, dozens of years, rolling on the beach. So they will remain. We are nothing but ephemeral and even so we take ourselves rather seriously. My steps on this shore won't be remembered after the first high tide. Of this algae its shadow will remain, fossilized, like a ghost whose purple color has faded away. Stones are beautiful, imperfect, quiet and mundane. And they will outlive us.


Today's music:
Wilco

Today's links:


8 comments:

ladybug-zen said...

oh my heart. this is so beautiful...in both languages (but especially in spanish just because it's my favorite language in the world). i, too, love stones. i feel a deep connection with them and often wish that i could share in the primordial wisdom that they must have accumulated over the millennia. oh what a privilege to be as wise and happy as stones.

●• Thereza said...

verdad, son lindas!
ahora te mando un e mail :)

ibb said...

Y además tus piedras tienen ojos y vida...

camino roque said...

la hoja antes de caer ofrece una inmensa belleza de color. no importa que su vida dure tres estaciones.

vestidadedomingo said...

a mi hijo ya mi también nos gusta recoger piedras, y a menudo yo también tengo los mismos pensamientos sobre ellas.
Me encanta la última foto.

Ciara said...

Beautiful post, Esti!

Katrina said...

we do take our selves rather seriously, in light of just being on this gorgeous earth for a little glimpse of time. so true...

Fruenswerk said...

Ahhh...I love stones...