I try to follow the advice of E.B. White:
“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
Living near mountains makes this easy--
every day, the elements combine to shift our local landscape and
the neighborhood view is surprising and magical.
Hiking nearby Mt. Kearsarge often and
seeing it daily as the seasons change,
I've come to recognize the mountain itself as a vessel.
Under my feet, I find a container for thought, for worry and fear, imagination and creativity, intense gratitude and
deep appreciation of nature’s aesthetic gifts.
From afar, Kearsarge--Donald Hall’s “Great Blue Mountain!”--
also appears to me as vessel, whether resting securing on its rim
or in bowl-shaped, lake reflection .
Don't Feel Blue
Broad View, sold
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