Kummakivi Balancing Rock
This rock stands in the middle of the forest balancing on another much smaller rock. There is a legend that the rock was placed here by giants, but there is also a scientific explanation for this. Geologists say that the rock may have been moved by the power of glacier over 8,000 years ago. This captivating stone can be found in Valtola, Southern Savonia, Finland.
The rock is well-visited no matter what you believe to be its origin story, and the best time to visit the rock is summer and early autumn, as you can easily get to the forest. It can be difficult to get to the middle of deep forest during long winter nights when there will be snow and maybe even wolves.
i’m a fan of the giant theory and would love to see this up close.
“how one walks through the world,
the endless small adjustments of balance,
is affected by the shifting weights of beautiful things.”
two of the six-pack of grandies finding their balance.
“we’ve just learned how to balance ourselves a little better
so that we’re happier way more of the time than not,
being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.”
-anthony kiedis, red hot chili peppers
i bought both of these
on the same shopping trip
if I drink the two of them
can I call it
each is fermented after all
can i call it
“there’s eternal opposition between yin and yang.
no third party at all, but treason occurs sometimes.”
morning yoga at the farmers’ market.
what I passed as I drove by
on my way to get bagels.
it’s all about balance.
some days it’s yoga and organic veggies
in the morning light.
other days it’s drinking a latte
and eating a chocolate chip bagel
with whipped cream cheese
while wearing the yoga pants you woke up in.
“extremes are easy. strive for balance.”