Mighty are the works of creation. The time taken to create the wonders and mysteries of the solar system, the planets and their works is unimaginable to human minds.
With infinite patience and time nature lay down strata after strata and then, her medium before her, with water and wind sculpted glorious works of art. With violent upheavals and climate changes she altered her face. She spewed up her inner essence to create new land masses; with violent quakes subducted her crust to start anew.
It doesn't matter if you are an agnostic or athiest or a devout true believer. It doesn't matter if you believe all the incredible diversity, beauty and magnificence of our world came about as a series of accidents, was the work of Intelligent Design, or of the Power of the Universe. It doesn't matter; all that matters is that it IS, it exists, and is the most perfect and wonderful home for humanity and life. The song is apt.
Personally I believe there is a Higher Power. Science proves that there is power in the universe beyond our comprehension.
And if there is indeed an afterlife, a Heaven, I will fall on my knees and give thanks for the magnificent home planet we were given, and fall on my face begging forgiveness for the way we humans destroyed it. And furthermore, beg if there is any justice in the universe at all, for the Power to zap the crap out of all the greedy destroyers!!..............
Saturday, September 23, 2006
There are limestone caves dotted all over Majorca, although the best known ones are the "Cuevas del Drach" which are situated just outside the pleasant little marina town of Porto Cristo. The caves appear to be on every bus trip tour of the Island , so if you visit in the afternoon then be prepared to part of a milling throb of people.
The caves themselves are spectacular with thousands of stagaltites and stalagmites to see in the various caves. Towards the end of the walk you enter a much larger cavern with a large lake in front of it. Maybe a thousand people are seated ready for the performance to begin. We were expecting a sound and light show to really 'show-off' the main cave perhaps the Ride of the Valkyries or the 1812 overture played at full pelt. Instead three little gondolas with lights around their plimsol lines eeriely came out of the shadows with their oarsman dressed in black hooded capes. The middle boat also contained a cloaked man playing haunting tunes on his Yamaha electric organ and a violinist. It put me very much in mind of the Greek legand of the underworld where Charon rows you across the river Styx on your journey from this world to the next. The crowd seems quite ecsatic, although I`m not sure if they were just easily pleased or taking the mick out of it all ! After the performance you can continue the walk through the last cave or take a very short boat trip. If the place is full you will be waiting a long time for your personal ride across the river Styx. Lea