Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art (Arch) created and photographed by Michael Grab — 06 February 2016 — Kaplankaya, Turkey ::
“The person who is a master in the art of living makes little distinction between their work and their play. Their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body. Their education and their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence and grace in whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them, they are always doing both.”
i couldn’t fully explain the process to you. other than: all flows, even when i sit still and do ‘nothing’. . . everything affects everything else, each breath, each necessary adaptation to new circumstances in new places. . . and somehow, via intuition, it always lends (im)Perfection to the Now moment.
today high winds guided me to this spot, which i never would have chosen otherwise. but it turned out to be the key to the entire universe for today, which often seems the case. I’m not sure how or why, but this image is infinitely satisfying somewhere between its curves, asymmetry, and color.
these particular rocks were not ideal for vertical balancing, due to their softness, but their relatively high coefficient of friction and lower density made them ideal for larger freehand arches. also, in this case, the muted warmth of sunset and earth perfectly amplified the cooler blues of clouds and water.