I was thinking about you, and that bridge that takes you from one place, to another.

Where it is, where it was — crossing over, from somewhere, to another…where-world.

And where is that?

the waterspring at the Monkey Forest. Ubud | Indonesia

to a great morning to you — by the time that you read this, I will be climbing Mt. Batur, a volcano for a predawn ascent…just offering an image before I head out…

wishing wellness and warmth: tsg

bas-relief \bah-ri-LEEF\ noun

: sculptural relief in which the projection from the surrounding surface is slight and no part of the modeled form is undercut; also : a sculpture executed in bas-relief

English speakers adopted “bas-relief” from French (where “bas” means “low” and “relief” means “raised work”) during the mid-1600s. A few decades earlier, we also borrowed the synonymous “basso-relievo” from Italian. The French and Italian terms have common ancestors (and, in fact, the French word is likely a translation of the Italian), but English speakers apparently borrowed the two independently. “Bas-relief” is more prevalent in English today, although the Italian-derived term has not disappeared completely from the language.