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“I prayed to the universe,” she said.

She believed that rocks and dust could do.

But rocks and dust have no consciousness.

Doing requires planning and creation.

 

She believed that rocks and dust could do.

But rocks just lay in place until they are used.

Doing requires planning and creation.

An intelligent hand then takes mortar and stacks the rocks.

 

Rocks just lay in place until they are used.

The order and height exist first in the mind of the mason.

An intelligent hand then takes mortar and stacks the rocks.

Lovely is the crafted stone fence rising above those on the ground.

 

The order and height exist first in the mind of the mason.

He chooses each one according to its size and color.

Lovely is the crafted stone fence rising above those on the ground.

Its pattern is like an elegant mosaic on a church ceiling.

 

He chooses each one according to its size and color.

There is no carelessness to his method; he caresses each stone.

Its pattern is like an elegant mosaic on a church ceiling.

Stones, like delicate tiles, create a picture that entertains passersby.

 

There is no carelessness to his method; he caresses each stone.

With a trowel he shapes it to perfectly fit its place.

Stones, like delicate tiles, create a picture that entertains passersby.

And rocks that were originally random look like art.

 

With a trowel he shapes it to perfectly fit its place.

The empty spot looks like it was tailor-made for its occupant.

And rocks that were originally random look like art.

Children climb on the wall, and adults let their fingers rub its contours.

 

The empty spot looks like it was tailor-made for its occupant.

From its seat the stone silently testified about the creativity of the mason.

Children climb on the wall, and adults let their fingers rub its contours.

But no one bows down to the wall or expects an answer.

 

From its seat the stone silently testified about the creativity of the mason.

But praying to the universe is like genuflecting before the wall.

And no one bows down or expects an answer.

Instead only giving tribute to the artisan mason who crafted it.

Bruce Logue

July 29, 2014