We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot Four Quartets

25 June 2007

My husband, otherwise known as Sisyphus

It is just
pouring down today, and has been
for most of the weekend, with some parts of yorkshire flooding for the third time this month. This means that my husband has a day off due to the weather--lucky, since he works for himself - as not everyone can sit out the rain. So today I felt like sharing a bit about him, the stonemason.

He calls himself a stonemason, and he is a damn good drystonewaller. But the truth is he can build anything, and is also an artist. The fact that he is an artist means he approaches his work with creativity and it is very personal to him.. he's doesn't just build, he creates. He's hoping to one day build our dream home. These photos by the way, are all his creations. The thing that I admire and wonder at the most, is that most of the time he works single-handedly, that is, Alone. I wouldn't know where to start.

I enjoy decorating and tearing down, renovating-- which we have done on several occasions, but I don't know building up. My son is eagerly awaiting his chance to help build.. he had a small opportunity recently, and after moving a couple of small stones, decided on watching a video instead. But the idea is there! The thing is, my D.H.'s body is slowly breaking down [don't know if he'll appreciate me sharing this], from the sometimes very literal back-breaking work. We are desperate to get on with our own home-buying renovating, which may prove a little easier than hauling big stones about. The walls may look wonderful, but they are 'labour intensive' as well as very time consuming.

I've heard that there are enough drystone walls in the Peak District of England to circle the globe twice! Many of the walls are hundreds of years old and still standing. It is a dying art to build a solid wall completely by shape and size of stone alone, with no mortar involved. The wall in the first pic was 6 feet tall..and very long!!!


Biby Cletus said...

Hi, i just surfed in searching for interesting blogs on Spirituality, you have a cool blog. Do keep up the good work. I'll be back even though i live far from where you live. its nice to be able to see what people from across the world thinks.

Warm Regards from the Other Side of the Moon.

On a related note perhaps you might find the following link interesting. Its propossing a theory and i'll like to hear your take on the subject via comments. See ya...

Jesus an Essenes ?


Kerala, India

Mary said...

Thanks for your kind comments Bibby! I have checked out your blog..it looks really interesting and I need more time to read through it!
I will say that it is my belief that Jesus did study in India, and my husband also believes he may have had buddhist teachings.. as there are many similarities.