I have had these photos since my early 20's (that's almost 40 years for those of you who don't know me!). They appealed to me then and they appeal to me now.
This one is titled "Peace" and it is 93 feet tall. It stands on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Timber Cove, near Jenner, California. I once stayed in a room where you could see this statue from every window and even if you were in bed. It was the most glorious sight to behold. And it still inspires good thoughts when I look at these photos.
Beniamino Benvenuto Bufano was a California-based Italian sculptor who made large-scale monuments, usually of granite. They often featured smoothly rounded animals and relatively simple shapes.
With our earth going so haywire at this time, it is fitting that we all raise a hand across oceans, across lands, across the world and wish for peace. May we all strive to achieve it within our lifetimes.
To paraphrase Wayne Dyer: we all showed up on this earth as tiny infants capable of an infinite amount of possibilities. Open your mind to ALL possibilities. Don't allow yourself to be pigeon-holed, and stay open to the possibilities to contribute to individual and world peace.
The sound of "ahhhh" is in names of the Divine according to Dyer. God, Yahweh, Allah, Krishna, Jehovah, Ra, and Ptah. 20 minutes in the morning...create inner peace. Ahhhhhhhhhh!