OUT OF STARDUST
The Greek philosopher Epicurus stated just four requirements for health and happiness:1) Shelter with comfort, 2) Good food and drink, 3) Good friends to share it with, 4) And a distant horizon for contemplation. The quality of life on the Fleurieu Peninsular seems to epitomize his philosophy.
Fleurieu Peninsular stones, still carrying their primordial star dust, encapsulate a perspective from cosmic beginnings to the present.
The camp-fire and billabong are a bush tradition for expanding and expounding on perspectives of life and the universe.
Together, the camp-fire/billabong, the thoughts of Epicurus and ancient stones provide food for thought.
BANGOR QUARRY SINGING: HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPE VINE
Over millions of years, countless layers of dust have metamorphosed into slate. The process represents Time and Forces that are difficult to comprehend. The remnants of slate post fencing along the ridge top of the Willunga escarpment contain that story.
A flock of yellow-tailed black cockatoos in flight draw music across the sky. The water holes worn into rock create a manuscript of sound. The sea-balls scattered on the shore write tunes in the sand. The grapes hanging on the vines hum their potency.
Through its materials, the Willunga story is brought together in song. Heard it Through the Grape Vine is part of that song.