Monday, September 20, 2010

Time Passes Slowly


Time passes slowly up here in the mountains...

...less than three days from my not-too-far-above-sea-level home in Philly, tromping up to 13,223 feet...used to spend a lot more time at heights like this, now try to work a bit harder...usually...at gaining equilibrium wherever I find myself...


Time passes slowly when you’re lost in a dream...

...still, it’s nice to get out to wild places...if only to see through different mirrors than the ones we’re used to...


...continue to idealize these high sylvan landscapes...colorful, quiet, peaceful...appearing like little paradises, off in the distance...always in the distance...though, as becomes particularly clear when barely able to walk up a rocky path in the face of strong icy winds in September, elevation making the lungs burn and mind get fuzzy, they’re about as inhospitable as places get...gorgeous to look at, from a distance, and then go home...

Time passes slowly and then fades away...
Bob Dylan

15 comments:

earthtoholly said...

Gorgeous photos...just beautiful.

Refreshing words, drjay. One of the things I remember most about my first time out west was the crisp, still air...it feels closer to time standing still than anything else. I loved it.

And the elevations? Aye aye aye...climbs almost killed me, but I'll be ready next time.

the half-life of linoleum said...

great photos Jay - I'm jealous of the opportunity to head west and just let the lungs burn. Love that phrase: different mirrors. I may have to borrow it someday.

Melinda said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jay. Where you are really reminds me of where I grew up in Montana. The Rocky Mountain are are such a beautiful area. I'm not religious but if I were, I would call it "God's country" (as many do). Beautiful, my friend!

Melinda

Mrs Midnite said...

Fantastic pictures, I love getting out in the Scottish hills but I don't get up that high.

Brenda P. said...

Geology is always good for perspective. Gorgeous photos.

Radek said...

Gorgeous photos.
Thanks for share
Yoga

Lydia said...

Love these images. They make me realize how desperately I need to get Up and away...
In the meantime, thank you for a great mental break.

Janet | The Solitary Panda said...

love the view! i like how you've written this. i could use a little more bob dylan in my life

Brittany said...

lovely pictures. such a nice break from philly. I went to Montana this summer and could have stayed on top of the mountains for a lifetime. Peaceful and quiet.

DaisyDeadhead said...

BEAUTIFUL! I have climbed mountains, but none so high!

Karin Bartimole said...

beautiful photos Dr Jay,
enjoy the natural wildness and all that is reflected in that mirror...

Laura said...

So beautiful Dr. Jay...thank you fore these beautiful vistas and your inspiring words too.

Melissa said...

this post makes me feel good...as does my word verification: smersh thanks to you and blogger.

Maria @dailydownwarddog said...

I always feel more alive when I'm at the top of a mountain (preferably with skis on). Your blog took me back to that place for a few moments - thanks!

berenice said...

Dr. Jay, your photos of all these posts are breathtaking, thank you so much for sharing!