Mountains (A-Z Day 13)
A-z Day 13
When in doubt, look up. Go up.
To the mountains.
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” wrote John Muir.
Robert McFarlane said “Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them.”
And Anatoli Boukreev confessed that ““Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”
I’m lucky. I live in Utah. I am surrounded by mountains. Even in the deserts, the mountains are there, splitting the horizon.
Escape the city and the concrete, your boss and your car. Find a high place, and go stand on its summit.
You won’t regret it.
DaveSeptember 6, 2012
I like this a lot. I’ve spent most of my life at the foot of the Appalachian mountains, and now find myself in a city for college. Theres not much better solace than the mountains when I head home.