I’m extremely grateful to Brian for writing in so eloquently a few days ago, thereby planting the seed of an idea in my mind, while I’m also very grateful to Jon for his incisive thoughts on the matter and for his offer of assistance. As I’m sure I’ve written many times before, one of the greatest joys of my former/hopefully soon to return Eternal Idol site was, as Aynslie described it, the community that sprang up around it.
And what pleased me most about this community was the simple fact that while we all had our differing takes on Stonehenge, the minutiae of the ruins and what could be meaningfully inferred from these details, we all revered Stonehenge equally, whether those who wrote in were atheists, Christians, pagans, Druids, agnostics, engineers, biologists, accountants, dowsers, librarians, archaeologists, astronomers or those belonging to other faiths and disciplines.
I learned a great deal from you all, so my gratitude for this knows no bounds. I’ve been pondering the matter of the proposed Stonehenge tunnel for a while now, while my thoughts have been invigorated by what Brian and Jon have had to say, so I intend to try to do something about it by means of a written work whose content, form and placement I’m still mulling over.
In the meantime, if anyone has an further thoughts about this proposed tunnel, I’d like to hear them and it doesn’t matter in the least if they’re not original. I’ll read any links anyone cares to send in, as well as any and all other contributions, regardless of their length or content, while I shall also ask for assistance and advice as and when I feel I need it. I can’t promise that I’ll be able to come up with anything of worth at the end of it, but this is clearly a matter of the utmost importance, so I shall certainly give it my very best shot.
Post Scriptum: Does anyone else see any kind of link between William Blake’s wonderful illustration at the top of this post and the content of Dan’s guest post?