Dawn at the Gateway of Dreams

It is the winter solstice, December 21, 1997. At 7:11 a.m. in Silicon Valley, California, USA, a group of people gathered to see the dawn. We stood behind a Sunnyvale sculpture at a busy corner of Matilde and El Camino. Low clouds on the horizon covered the sun. Finally warm rays peeped through, assuring the primitive in us that the sun will be around for another year.

The sculpture, Paso de los Suenos, or Gateway of Dreams, is a tetrahedron pointing at the north star. It is cut in two, as if the powerful light of many dawns has worn it away. Not standing stones, but metal aligned to seasons of sun, moon, and stars, it is our hi-tech connection to ancient roots.

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Panoramic view: QTVR or flat photo , (11 a.m.).

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