Today was a beautiful day and my last day in Cornwall. I visited the Hurler Stones, hiked a rock mountain and visited King Arthur’s stone and his birthplace castle called Tintagel.
It is overwhelming for me to think that the stones I bonded with today have been here for thousands of years. Many speculate that these stone circle designs, just like Stonehenge, were for ceremonies and rituals. It is believed that the community of people who lived in the local villages held these sites in high esteem. No matter what history says about these ancient stones, I felt life emanate from their very surface.
I felt the wind whisper between me and the land as I climbed the stone mountain just behind the Hurler’s. It was an ecstatically great moment as I stood and teetered on a rock structure to overlook the valley of stones below. It was also a remarkable feeling and one of gratitude and honor for this historical land that many of our ancestors once called home.
The site at Tintagel was also alive with life, both mentally and physically. Rain descended on us as we began our hike to the castle, but it quickly subsided as we mounted the first curve to view the ruins left of what was once believed to be King Arthur’s birthplace. As you know, this is a legend, but a great legend at that.
I’ll be saying goodbye to this lovely, 400 year old, bed and breakfast called Trewithian outside of the city of St. Mawes. It was the right place for me to be at the right time as I contemplated the peace that such an old home could offer. What I learned most from this adventure in Cornwall is that life is simple and everything is small, including their roads. If you want to learn forgiveness and patience, a visit here is a must.
Tomorrow I am off to London for the next week. I’ll be visiting sites around the city and I’m anxious to see how much has changed since my last visit in 1999.
Until next week when I return to share my emotionally charged experiences while in London, I remain grateful for you and wish you a happy and abundant weekend of joy.