Rhinebeck Blogger Ginger Long’s Woman in Control:Stone Quiet

Stone Quiet

Gravel under tire, Prrer, grrrrerr  trrrer, crrrrrrr.
Engine cut, Hisssss.
Door SLAM, door open, rifle through: papers, bags, car seat pockets…
Move stuff, find stuff, touch stuff, look around,
Grab stuff, unstuff, shove stuff in
Door SLAM, backpack hoisted.
Rock, pebble, dust, kicked up.
Step, step, step.
Tinkle, clink, tinkle, click, tinkle, click. Medalions bouncing on my neck, saints alive.
Water spigots on the green, whizza-shhhoooosh, whizza shhhoooosh, whizza-shhhoooosh. shhhoooosh. shhhoooosh.
Clomp, clomp, step, clomp, step.
Tweet, chirp, whistle, tweet.
Rustle, rustle, blow…
Stop.  Sign in.  Write name, address, number in party, hiking destination, time in: pshhhhs   psshhhhh pssssh psssh clap click
Clomp, clomp, step, clomp, step.
Tweet, chirp, whistle, tweet.
Rustle, rustle, blow…
Brrrr Brrrrggggglllleee Bubble Brrrrggggglllleee Bubble

I notice the sounds as I seek to find my quiet.  My energy makes a frightening sound.  I pull into the parking place in St. Huberts, amidst trail heads for some of the most incredible hiking in New York State, and begin my journey.  I am in this great wide space, amongst trees, and green, and stone and rocks, some of the oldest on the planet, known to be close to one billion years old.  The Adirondack bedrock is made up of minerals and sediment built upon what was once the bottom of an ancient sea.  Anorthosite is the rock that makes up most of the High Peaks region. It is most commonly found on the moon.  I am certain it is quiet there as well.