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Metate that once held maize for grinding with a mano, Aztec Ruins, Aztec, New Mexico

Sometimes paradise
is the ecstatic scraping
of stone against stone.

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 21, 2013, in Aztec, Aztec Ruins, Carpe Diem, haiku, New Mexico, Postcards from Paradise, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Shadow Shot Sunday 2 and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. an insight into an ancient practice

  2. Thank you vor your visiting and comment on my blog. You have very interesting photo.

  3. I like the words very much! And I love a picture with great mysterious shadows! It’s incredibly beautiful!

  4. Ah, lovely. At first I thought you’d been in Peru…that word Aztec. We really do have ancient history nearby. I thought ancient was a world away before Sedona.

  5. I love these old sites. One of my favorites in Grinding Rock State Park in Pine Cove, CA.

  6. well penned and rather contemplative ~ great photos ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

  7. indeed… I’ve seen women crushing with stones.. it is a joyful sound when two stones scrap against each other..

  8. The photo and your words make me wonder what stories these old tools could tell, if only they could speak. What could we learn?

  9. i know this to be true.

  10. The sound of scraping stones … nice sound … but ecstatic?

  11. So simple an so beautiful…….


  12. it’s wonderful to find someone else who would think that sound was ecstatic! I love the imagery, both words and photograph.

  13. Wabi suggests that the stones have stories to tell. The question is: What is the best way to listen?


  14. Those Aztec ruins must be really interesting. I do believe that stones store imprints of life, just as this one carries the marks of many hands grinding maize for the bread of life. Old buildings have the atmosphere of past civilizations.

  15. Jessica Slavin

    Oh! That is so beautiful. Yes, this is true.

  16. Respect to the ancients, nice

    Much love…

  17. Thank you….I’m learning to try to think outside the box …you used this so well with the prompt.
    this is wonderfully written and gave me pause to think.

  18. so nice to a gridning stone. 🙂 Love it and it´s shadows.

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