People have been stacking rocks for centuries. Cairns were used in ancient Greece
to help travelers find their way with the help of the god, Hermes. Around the world,
piles of rocks have been gathered and stacked as burial markers and trail markers.
It is likely a human marking behavior, an instinct passed down from our earliest ancestors.
You may have encountered rocks balanced on top of each other at the beach or a river’s
edge and wondered, who did that? and why?
Rock balancing is enjoyable simply as the act of putting things on top of other things.
It is remarkably rewarding. If you haven’t tried stacking things for the heck of it,
just try it. It’s calming, relaxing, and easier than you might think. The idea is
simple: clear your mind, and focus solely on putting things on top of other things.
We will be ROCK STACKING to build beauty, art and patience. You will love this class,
the soft matts, and soothing music. Stones cold and smooth balancing one on another.
Email Carol-Oglesby@utc.edu if you would like to participate.