Dear Don: Vessel…

Copy of west kennetDear Don,

“…regard the day as a vessel to realise that the more you pour into it the longer it lasts…”

Nice. That sums it up perfectly. When you consider I was writing up the Avebury weekend for days…yet, really, it was 48 hours, during which we ate, slept and got a little free time too… The elasticity of time really is down to how we choose to use it, isn’t it?

Except at standing stones….

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I’ve been going back over some of my old pics of Avebury and West Kennet… every time you look there is something else. I’m not so sure that the architects were so far away from ancient Egypt after all. The same seeds seem to have taken root in the collective unconscious at around the same time. The manner of expression differs, but how much of that is down to the land itself?

Would Egypt have raised stone mountains had they had access to green earth as we do? And I wonder how much the tangible traces we have left of their culture and artistry is down to the necessary choice of materials? In this country wood and bone would have been common… and impermanent. A hot, dry climate preserves what a wet and variable one might not.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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9 Responses to Dear Don: Vessel…

  1. Raven says:

    Lovely write.

    It’s worth remembering humans invented time for their own purpose, sometimes its just wonderful to step out of that construct and drift, let time go.

    Spot on, Avebury always holds a surprise whenever I go there, sometimes it’s not visual but it’s there all the same. It’s not just the stones themselves, there is a clump of trees I go sit in every time I visit, and they communicate too. Not had the nerve to take a pic of them yet, me being daft probably, but I don’t feel they have given me permission.

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  2. “The manner of expression differs, but how much of that is down to the land itself?”
    What a fascinating idea and hypothesis

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  3. Léa says:

    Conversely, the vessle that receives no replenishment, emptys quickly.

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