February 4th, 2013 by Glendyn

Right up at the most northern tip of New Zealand is Cape Reinga. My friend Nigel Bluck urged me to make the trip up there and I’m so glad I did. The Maori believe the spirits of their dead travel up along 90 Mile Beach and finally to Cape Reinga on their journey to the afterlife. The place definitely has an energy, regardless of belief or mythology, it feels significant.

Below is a photo looking out to the water from the cape. Thats the Tasman Sea on the left, smashing into the Pacific Ocean on the right, what a trip… Spirits leaving and oceans colliding, it’s an intense place to say the least. I loved it. I could have stayed there all day, in the mist, just standing there in awe of it all.

4 Responses to “THE MEETING PLACE”

  1. Kriv Stenders Says:

    Loving al the images Glendyn. Delioucs stuff. BTW – Have you seen this ? Just wathced it last night. Beautfully made doco about an incredible artist. Very Inspiring and moving :

  2. Glendyn Says:

    Wow! That looks amazing…! Is the dock mainly about the process of her show where she stared into the gallery visitors eyes?

  3. Kriv Stenders Says:

    Yes. But it also looks at her life and her realionship with her perforamce partner in the 70s/80s/90s. It’sprofoudly moving. And the doc is beautifully shot and edited.

  4. DION Says:

    I have Maori heritage and was born near here. My mother stood me here as a small boy and told me that this is where we leave when we die. We take the long journey to Hawaiki where we will all meet again with our ancestors. The spirits rest here before the long journey. I am glad that the spirit of this place resonates in all human beings. Aroha mai, aroha atu.

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