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“The Spirit of the Rocks”


Healing abstract photograph of luminous orange red brown stone

Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

The ancient Chinese scholar poets, the so-called literati, greatly appreciated certain rocks for their aesthetic qualities. Gongshi they were called, scholar’s rocks.

I have collected many rocks – from everywhere. (One is in my other hand now as I write this.) It’s not their aesthetics but their Spirit that I Feel.

I hesitate to use this term, but they are, at times, worshipper’s rocks.

I don’t paint them, I don’t write them – but perhaps They are in me whatever I do.