The Dolmen Tells the Wind, ‘Hard Weather Ahead’

Acrylic on cardboard.

A megalithic archaeological site has been exposed by drought in Spain. Some 2,000 years older than Stonehenge, the Bronze Age sepulcher was deliberately flooded in 1963 as part of a rural development project.

Like the skeleton of an extinct sea monster, the Dolmen of Guadalperal has resurfaced from the depths of the Valdecañas reservoir in western Spain…

(Franz Lidz, “With Drought, ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ Emerges Once Again,” NYTimes, 9-9-22)

No, no, no, Franz Lidz. Not “extinct,” not the “sea,” not a “monster.” The great-great-grandmother of the Anglian pile is alive and well in Iberia. She has shrugged off her manmade puddle to remind men that man’s a speck on the planet, a booger in its nostrils, flicked away sooner than not, who knows for the better.

Also, to whisper to the wind, “Friend, hard weather’s ahead.”

(c) 2022 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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4 Responses to The Dolmen Tells the Wind, ‘Hard Weather Ahead’

  1. I love the painting. Do more.

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  2. I agree with OA. Do more!

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