scent of ocean tides mix with warm desert breezes and sparse vegetation
growing in a channeled field of stones. Animal
and human footprints crisscross
walked this way, sat for days, no food, no water, no sleep;
anthropologists track ancient lifeways through indigenous art, or
by filling notebooks with informants' remarks,
if the "invisible must announce
must be able to see the
major ancestral beings are referentially complex entities.
"some believe, man before the Upper Palaeolithic
had little need to mark out specific places
as holy or to be revered, because to him all of
was sacred," by mythologizing the supernatural, parsing "sacred" from "profane,"