Drawing of small elf like nature spirits playing strange music under the Moon. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Boulder elf and landscapes of imagination

Logbook 11. August 2018 – Landscapes can open doors to worlds of imagination

Late night stone elf music in the wind

Drawing and text by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

Walking by a huge boulder my thoughts walks on, seeing strange small creatures coming out playing music. Love how kids do this all the time, making up stories, as they walk through the terrain, filling the landscapes with much more than meets the eye, filling the location with stories that makes sense and creates places

As I walk past, a sudden thought make me turn around and look back at the huge boulder from the beginning of time, I stop and see small shy boulder elf musicians, wearing strange hats, living of berries and water from the stream. See them coming out in the twilight, under the moon, with their instruments and start to make music, music that sounds like nothing else, and they only play when they believe no humans are around…

Drawing of small elf like nature spirits playing strange music under the Moon. illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Boulder elfs playing music under the Moon, while distant hiker watch them and try to believe his eyes

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Frits Ahlefeldt

Researching, writing & sketching up thoughts and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology