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Field of Sheaves: Rowan…


…When Wen insists…

I leave Wen to her circumambulations and try to focus on what little good is to be seen about the place… which amounts to Rowan Trees…a whole raft of them.

They never fail to lift my spirits but here even they are struggling and only serve to remind me that there is a rather sombre tale about a castle of rowan trees and under normal circumstances I would simply make a mental note to look it up when I get back home.

Yet considering there also used to be a castle of sorts up here it may quite possibly be the tale I really need right now but when I try to recall it proves as recalcitrant as my initial sojourn up here…

All I really get is that the Castle of Rowans was an illusion… a trap to lure the unsuspecting, into a slaughter…


…And slaughter might very well explain it looking at Wen’s features… which I do not really want to right now because of the very obvious pain…‘They burned it themselves,’ she says kicking the vitrified rock and then continues her circuit. That is not good. Wen has already told me that she considers ‘them’ her people.

‘Why did they do that then?’ I try to sound inquisitive but I am not really and I do not really want to know. Not because I am not interested but because I know it is going to be just too awful.

‘To protect their lore…’


My voice sounds like hollow-hills…echoing.


5 thoughts on “Field of Sheaves: Rowan…”

  1. How might life have been different if the two of you had sat down amongst the trees and listened to the sounds of nature all around you? Is it possible that if you sit quietly in this place of mystery quietly and listened to the sound of the wind and the trees rustling in the wind with the questions in your minds, that you might feel the presence of those ancient ones who had once inhabited the place reach out to bring you into their circle? Could you not exist in the present, and at the same time, quietly slip in your meditations into the lives of those ancient ones and feel a sense of understanding? The present is but a continuation of all that has been, all that is, and all that ever will be. Thank you both kindly. This is the time to let that which is find you and bring you the answers you are seeking.

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      1. Glad to know that and glad that I have come so far to be able to write this. This never would have come from me in the past. I wouldn’t know this, and I don’t know how I know it now. I just do.

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