The mountains are home

Prairie View, Kananaskis

“The mountains…are a passive mystery, the oldest of all. Theirs is the one simple mystery of creation from nothing… Mountinas are giant, restful, absorbent. You can heave your spirit into a mountain and the mountain will keep it, folded, and not throw it back as some creeks will. The creeks are the world with all its stimulus and beauty; I live there. But the mountains are home.”

~Annie Dillard

Photo: LaDona Ahenda, 2012

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4 Responses to The mountains are home

  1. Joe Head says:

    When my running buddy, George Gabler, and I were training for his first marathon, he had an expression he’d use each time we came to a particularly steep portion of the road we ran on each Saturday morning: “Hills are our friends.” We were training for the Grandfather Mountain Marathon in western North Carolina. Except for about three miles in the middle of the race, it is all uphill! So George and I spent a lot of time running uphill on the Blue Ridge Parkway. George liked the fact that running uphill forced us to slow our pace, hence “Hills are our friends.”

  2. There’s that word again – “slow.” I think I’m gradually embracing it – and doing the run-walk-run program that Jeff Galloway talks about. Thanks for the recommendation, Joe. As soon as my ankle heals I’m out there again – slowly.

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