Determination and Passion

Graham Ettridge

Swindon, United Kingdom

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Built in approximately 2500 BC, the stones of the Stonehenge prehistoric monument stand high in the Wiltshire countryside.

The enormous bluestones and sarsens stones were not local to the site, but were moved approximately 160 miles (250km) overland (before the invention of modern technology) from Pembrokeshire in Wales. Even when this impossible journey was complete, the work was still not finished. The next task, and equally as impossible, was to shaped and erect the stones in line with the summer and winter solstice*.

This world heritage site is a perfect example of what can be achieved with determination and Passion. I just hope we can use this gift of determination and passion to stop destroying what we have around us.

*Solstices occur twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is most oriented toward or away from the Sun, causing the Sun to reach its northernmost and southernmost extremes. The name is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, its apparent movement north or south comes to a standstill.

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