Thursday, June 17, 2010

kentucky rock

Photograph by Thomas Merton

This is definitely Kentucky rock, the kind that plentiful in Nelson County.

(What are your thoughts on this one, Dr. Burpenstein? something about those striations that start looking like Merton's abstract drawings to me ...)


  1. the lines flow, like his abstract drawings, which imply spontaneity. but the photo makes me feel a little claustrophobic.

  2. it does fell a little tight, doesn't it? I guess I'm still a looking at it from a more intellectual (rather than emotional) place, but I sense a river flowing in the rock that is standing still or frozen in time.

  3. I like the rock's profile (facing to the left). Buddha-rock. :)


From Dorothy Day’s editorial in the Catholic Worker on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.