“I don’t think things go in cycles. I think things just change from one sitaution to the next. There’s really no return.”
Hello Everyone. If you all will get settled down in to your pews, we’ll begin our service.
Today’s sermon is brought to you by Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty on the Great Salt Lake. This earthwork was introduced to me by Annie Leibovitz in her beautiful book, Pilgrimage.
Built in 1970 of basalt rock and the waters of an inland sea, the Spiral Jetty was orginally a twist of black in a sea of pink — the water colored by bacteria and algae. Over the years there have been storms and droughts, run-offs and dry spells. The jetty dips from view, emerges again, receeds. The water changes colors. The black rocks are coated in the pale ghost of dried salt. Yet still it stands, strong in it’s simplicty, and powerful. Robert Smithson built it thus — preapred for entropy, ready for the changes of time.
What about you, Magpie? Are you built for an ever-changing beauty? Can you withstand the capricousness of weather and time?
I think you are. I think you can.