Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Directional Guide For Me

I found the blog Shrinking Violet Promotions a while back, but, of course, have not yet read a single post. But today while just randomly checking out blogs I found this post there. Clearly, it is a personal message directed directly at me.

See that picture at the top of the post? It's an inukshuk. We got into inukshuks while we were in Canada last month. Not that we went to the Arctic or anything. We didn't get further north than Ottawa. But we saw inukshuks in a number of shops and a big one outside a sports store. We liked the idea that they are directional guides. We're into being guided direction-wise and brought a tiny inukshuk home with us. We have plans to build one out in the yard.

"Plan" is actually too strong a word.

My point is, I think that inukshuk at that blog is a guide for me. At the shop where we bought ours we were told that travelers would put food between the leg-like rocks of the inukshuk to let fellow travelers know that this was an area where the hunting was good. The inukshuk at Shrinking Violet Promotions may be telling me that the reading is good there.

At any rate, it's a cool picture, eh?


Kate said...

What a lovely, manageable, idea for those of us who have always admired Stonehenge but couldn't quite gather the resources to cobble one up in the backyard.

Gail Gauthier said...

Besides, I've never had a clue what Stonehenge is about, but I can at least begin to understand inukshuks.