Yep, here we go again. Save the date on your calendar, here comes Art Basel Hong Kong right around the corner. Art Basel has a pretty good spread across the globe at this point, of course the annual in Basel Switzerland itself, the somewhat iconic although over rated Art Basel in Miami for all of […]
Waiting to get eviscerated on this one, but here goes. A visit to Kenmare is not complete without a visit to the Neolithic stone circle, it’s cool, but it’s a circle of stones, nothing more. Odds are if you go there, you will see people of all sorts, some climbing on the center stone thrusting their arms in the air, other clasping their hands together and looking to the sky in hopes of some revelation of some sort. It’s a stone circle, it was created maybe 4,000 years ago. It’s really old, it’s pretty cool. Call it for what it is, it’s some sort of calendar that allowed the people of the region to measure when to plant their crops and when to pick them. It was almost certainly a clock. Maybe there are mystical powers, probably not. The same way Kristen and I don’t like getting in to politics, we don’t like getting in to religion. History is fun though. Understanding humanity and our place within the world is pretty awesome. Kenmare is a fun circle to visit because hopefully it isn’t too busy, it’s a small circle in an out of the way place, its not Stonehenge. Realizing that it wasn’t just about planting crops, but also about timing when to make babies, how to organize society, who was in charge, when and how the natural cycle of events happened was important, still is important. This was the first “science” how we tried to figure out the natural order of things and how we fit within that order.