something in your eyes was so inviting. something in your smile was so exciting. something in my heart told me i must have you.
Now, human beings want reality. That's, I think, part of human nature. And television and drinking beer is what the working man laid off does for the first two weeks. But then in the third week he begins to get bored, and in the fourth week he wants to do something with his body and his mind and his senses. Gary Snyder
It is a foreboding morning up top. The world is bright with fresh snow and mysterious clouds are lingering on the horizon. The high yesterday reached 28 degrees. The overnight low reached 17 degrees. It was 26 degrees and cloudy at 7am observation. There is still about an inch of snow on the mountain. There is supposed to be some sort of snow coming today. YAWN. Southern winters have been a sad joke the past few years. I doubt we get more than 6 inches, but I hope I'm wrong. I am tired of the hype. Let me know when there are FEET on the ground. Stay informed on the latest road conditions on the Park Service's twitter feed.
In other news, sunset transcended words last night. Just another mind-blowing display. Language is an inadequate tool. I was shuffling back down to camp, lightly shaking my head, letting my tree neighbors know about how much I love them all, thinking about why I even entertain the idea of living more than a 10 minute walk from such wonders. The longer I do this, the more settled it seems - I was made to live in the woods. The fresh air just feels so right sometimes. You can taste the strength in the spring water. The iridescent skycolours after the sun sets defy your petty attempts to label them. The pure woods never let you down, they only astound and astound.
ps: happy birthday to my favorite little bhikkhuni!! i hope your day is as bright and wonderful as you are.
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