It seems strange now to think
that these sites were ever considered
in isolation from their surroundings
but they undoubtedly once were.
The backdrop and mythological landscape
for Callanish has been nicknamed, Sleeping Beauty,
which may explain part of the reason
why we find ourselves here.
It starts to become obvious
when enough of these monuments
have been visited:
they are focal points,
and we, as folk,
are an integral part of that!
There is though a caveat.
We are not meant to ‘gawp’ here,
but instead are invited to become involved.
That may not be as easy as at first supposed.