What was natural, what was built? The distinction isn’t always clear. It seems to me the whole setup was created by nature and man to be inviting. I can see myself leaving the cave and slipping into the water – or jumping from the edge (will it be safe?). What I observed here was almost an optical illusion – the many details of rock and plant and ruin all seemed to be there only to make the silver water more tempting, more welcoming. Like a master artist’s use of shape to emphasize negative space… the point of all the intricacies of the land seems here to call the eye to water.
Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at petervanderwalt.com. Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.