Stepping off the bus I gasped to see a mound of perfectly proportioned grace, conical and curved and causing my gaze to glue upon it, and somehow I managed to set my suitcase down in the quiet dirt so I could stare unhindered.
Taken I was by some kind of mesmerizing magic, magic that was waking up magic inside of me, magic that was flipping switches like a line of dominoes culminating in a flood of forgotten mystery.
Recognition and reunion swirled around in a slow motion radial dance just outside the field of vision, but the shadows of mystery whispered just loud enough for me to know they were there.
When was I here? Was it just the hypnotizing vision in the picture book two hundred Moons ago, or is there more to this cresting wave of familiar, even familial curiosity?
I came to see the largest stone circle in the world and found destiny asking me if I wanted to dance again like I did in the long summer of a century lost. Holding palms upward to the silent sky, the gift is accepted and the sun lays down behind the far hill to rest.
© 2011 James K. Papp, Avebury, Wiltshire, England