Of Mountains

Why are we drawn to the highlands? Rugged and inhospitable. Conveniences few; weather, harsh and unpredictable. Everyplace seems uphill.

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Mountains are simply folds and uplifts in the earth’s crust, or remnants of volcanic calderas. They are not built of mystical materials – why are they mysterious?

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Birthplaces of headwater streams; guardians of elk nurseries. Yes, there is mystery there.

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Yet it goes deeper.  Going into the mountains forces choices to simplify; to focus on the critical few. We can’t carry as much as in the flat lands. Each item in our pack must be chosen carefully.

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Maybe there is an ancient need for elevation – which brings objectivity and perspective.

 

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“I never understood until the past months why the Master so often withdrew alone into the wilderness. There is not only food and medicine for one’s body; there is also healing for the heart and strength for the soul in nature. One gets very close to God…in these temples of God’s own building.”
― Harold Bell Wright, The Shepherd of the Hills

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  1. Totally agree. I think I recognize all those places you chose and feel the same love for that area.

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