Today I went for a more profound visit to "Font de Gaume". Step by step the 3 of us were guided trough all the paintings. Exploring the details with a passionate guide. Little by little all those single images became a coherent whole. The cave became very much inhabited and alive. The animals were very present and moving.
It did touch me profoundly.
There is something strange I start to notice. Every time I visit a cave I am very excited and enthusiastic but at the same time during the visit I start to feel physically extremely tired and sometimes almost ill. I feel like I could instantly fell asleep in the cave and as if my legs can hardly carry me any further.
When I come out I feel a bit shaky and speechless. I don't understand what is happening. Will try to pay more attention to it and observe it a next time.