Thursday, April 10, 2008


No shock to those of you in England. Or the rest of you probably, for that matter.
But something big is going on at Stonehenge.
They are digging there.
And, they think they might finally figure out the purpose of the henge.

I would rather they didn't.
I think that there are some things that should remain a mystery.
Nessie, Stonehenge, where Elvis is living, for example.
Imagination is a wonderful thing, and I would love to go to Stonehenge some day, and examine it for myself, and come up with my own, perhaps off the wall explaination for why it's there.

How about:
it is a cemetary for giants?

Or maybe:
the druids knew it would drive us nuts and built a bunch of henges just to confound us. Their spirits are hiding in the henge, laughing hysterically at us every time we go visit them.

Or, God was playing lawn darts and the center of the henge is a bullseye.

Lots of purposes for not just Stonehenge, but all the other ones, too.
I much prefer my versions of the story.
So, Jo, and Holly. Go make them stop, please.
Leave Stonehenge a mystery!

Oh, and if any of you want to chime in one of YOUR purposes for the henge, I'd love to read them...


Anonymous said...

Elvis shot JR Ewing.


Mimi said...

Have you ever seen Eddie Izzard's take on it "what are you doing?" "building a henge" "ohhhhh"

Bubblewench said...

it really was just the cold pantry.

Lori said...

I think they're dominoes for Dinosaurs.

julie said...

I agree... mysteries are way more fun sometimes.

holly said...

i'm on it. it's about 2 hours drive from here. i'll go smack some sense into them.

sybil law said...

I'll leave the explainin' to Spinal Tap:

In ancient times, hundreds of years before the
dawn of history.
There lived a strange race of people...the Druids.
No one knows who they were, or what they were doing...
but their legacy remains...
hewn into the living rock of Stonehenge...

Stonehenge! Where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Where a man's a man and the children dance to
the pipes of pan


Stonehenge! tis a magic place where the moondust rises with a dragons face
Stonehenge! where the virgens lie and the prayers of death fill the midnight sk--y

And you my love, won't you take my hand (AHHHHHHHHH)
We'll go back in time to that mystic land (AHHHHHHHHHH)
Where the dew drops cry and the cats meow (AHHHHHH)
I will take you there (AHHHHHHH)
I will show you how (AHHHHHHH)

Oh Yeah!!!!

And oh how they danced
The little children of stonehenge beneath the haunted moon for fear that daybreak might come too soon

And where are they now?
The little people of Stonehenge
And what would they say?
If we were here tonight


mielikki said...

Holly- I knew you'd get *right* on that

Syb- that was going through my head as I posted this post

Julie- great minds think alike

Lori hmmm. could be...

BW- cold pantry? I like that

Mimi- interesting

Jef- Elvis is EVERYWHERE

NanaKaos said...

Why do "people" need to explain something so wonderful and thought provoking. It is reslly a cool thing and should be left alone. Personally I like the Druid story, like Nessie nobody knows for sure, why can't we just leave our future generations something to dream and wonder about. There are much more pressing matters that could actually solve problems. GRRRRR!NanaK

Jo Beaufoix said...

Mie, don't worry hon. Whatever they find will change again in a couple of years time. And the Eddie Izzard thing is funny. I love me some Eddie.