The word "carne" or "cairn" is of Celtic origin.
It means a mound of stones that serves as a
landmark or a memorial.
When one climbs up the fifty-two stairs to the
Visitor's Center in Hull Cove, Acadia National
Park, in the state of Maine, one notices a
small "cairn" every now and then along the
climb. These little mounds of rocks
generally have a quote from naturalists like
John Muir, Sigrid Olson and others.
Each quote reminds the climber to remember
that we need places of wilderness where
nature can heal stressed spirits, where we
may come and be restored to peace, where
we may come and sense Earth's mystery.
(Watercolor 11" x 14")
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