I leave my younger self
on the mountaintop
Written for Carpe Diem #1282 Sacred Stones
“An ovoo (heap) is a sacred cairn found in Mongolian shamanic religious traditions, usually made from rocks with wood or from wood. Ovoos are often found at the top of mountains and in high places, like mountain passes. They serve mainly as Tengriism religious sites, used in worship of the mountains and the sky as well as in Buddhist or Shamanist ceremonies, but often are also landmarks.
In our lives we have all places we have sweet memories at, we have points in our life that are our milestones, our sacred stones, our Ovoo.” – CDHK