|Helictites of Marengo Caves|
|The Crystal Palace|
punctum of these visits: the awe and poignancy that keeps me coming back. A cubic inch grows every one hundred years (the amplitude of "cubic" slowing down the process even more: the formation doesn't just grow one inch up or down, but one inch all around). So yes, these stalactites are images of time, perhaps monuments to time's passing more than anything else. And to time passing so beautifully, so randomly, in such seemingly purposeful poses.
|Yes, they held square dances in the caverns|
|Pennies from Heaven|