This blue marble

– and yet it spins

Bones to build a temple on

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chiefbones

His name is long vanished, but his bones still defy time. He was a chief and buried by his villagers high atop a hill. He was mourned, remembered, and worshipped. Temples were built and rebuilt over his body while his identity and story faded. Maybe he was a great man; or maybe he was a feared man? Perchance he was a wise man, or simply a human with kind, compassionate eyes?

Today his burial site is still worshipped, in an unbroken lineage going back two thousand years. Today he lies underneath the Cathedral of Geneva, right under the altar area.

Chance, perhaps; or perhaps not?churchfloor

(Geneva, Switzerland; December 2013)

4 thoughts on “Bones to build a temple on

  1. Was the temple he was buried in originally Christian or Pagan? Do they have an idea what peoples he came from?

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