People don’t stay here for long. Long would leave marks. Places unmarked by people are special. Such places are reducing in number and size on earth. So, decency requires no markings to be left behind when visits in nature.
But the more we become in numbers, the more we need such places everywhere. Paradoxes are interesting to people. Occasionally they change behaviour, mostly they serve as food for small talk.
A few short visits to a place such as this in the Cederberg and one may be hooked for life. Hooked means that a bit of soul is left behind for evoking a few seconds of time travel back to an earlier, now cherished state of being, the reliving of a “last time we were here” sensation. This is how people “find themselves” and may heal from rat race exhaustion.
Familiarity with a weird bit of nature becomes the treasured escape for soothing the thing called soul. A weird lot we are!
If these rocks talk to people, there are always more talking rocks a little further on in most directions, sure to say other things. So, let’s move! Which way did we go from here last time? Go the same or a new way? Postpone the decision to the last moment and resist the control freaks checking wrist watches, water reserves and building clouds… or not.
Wandering around while soaking up nature goes either with alert and rational observing of detail and sensing the uniqueness of place, or with drifting through inner, semi-repeat musings, loosened up by the conducive environment. Either way, there is a saving on psychiatrist expenses.