Reblogged from The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey:
The weather is beautiful – OK, it’s freezing but it’s beautiful. I’m chomping at the bit to go out and do some exploring – as Sue (Vincent) always says – I want to go out and play! However, my 12-year old daughter is engaged in learning new methods to solve Rubix cubes and isn’t at all thrilled about the idea of tromping around the Czech countryside looking for energies, wells and stones…. I seem to remember feeling much the same back in the day when I was that age a few centuries ago and my Dad was trying to get me to go find the ‘old roman road’ or similar.
My Dad was an explorer of the land. He knew the Wolds and broader area like the back of his hand by virtue of a service engineering job that was really barely part-time at times and allowed him lots of free time to explore – or play. It was he who got me interested in geology and archeology. It was he who taught me that an inquisitive mind is a good thing to have. Wherever we went, he knew about the area – where to go, what to look at and looking for roman roads was one of his favorite hobbies. He also made dowsing rods and I remember how amazing they were to use. We played games of hide and seek with them – my Dad would hide a coin and then I would seek it out with the rods….. So, I got good training.
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