Volubilis, the beautiful, crumbling remains of a once important North African Roman outpost, sits quietly in a green valley at the foot of the Atlas mountains. Ruins should be a humbling reminder – monuments to impermanence, yet over 2000 years have passed and, although overgrown and toppled with time and earthquakes, we see mosaic tile floors, baths, arches, columns, sewage systems, and roads. What genius builders. If only the stones could speak or the wind could whisper their names. I walk in reverent admiration.
Song “Incantation” by Loreena McKennitt (An Ancient Muse)