Earth: The World Below One’s Feet
In mystical lore-earth is the element of stability-and what can be more stabilizing than walking down a dirt road through a path of leaves. Or viewing stalagmites from a cave that is older than civilization itself? Or seeing an endless sky on top of a mountain?
Caves: The hollow earth below
Valleys: Not quite mountains, but high enough to be walls
Sand and Stone
The shifting sands: hot, gritty. But we make castles out of them, and the silicon makes windows we could see through. Watch these videos and visualize yourself allowing the sand to run through your toes. Or building a castle with it.
On top of the world-sometimes serenity is found in a place where you can see for miles –where the concerns of the world become distant as the traffic sounds begin to fade-and are distant in fact-where mountains are usually found. Only the sounds of nature, a passing jet are there-but there’s mostly quiet. The weather is more intense, the sunrises and sunsets more beautiful and unimpeded by buildings and sometimes even trees and rocks, the sky 360 degrees visible.
And sometimes you can even find treasure, a surface germstone, a beautiful seashell, a fossil, amber, or a long forgotten cave. So keep exploring the world below your feet.