Savoring The Mountain Pleasures
“The mountain has left me feeling renewed, more content and positive than I’ve been for weeks, as if something has been given back after a long absence, as if my eyes have opened once again. For this time at least, I’ve let myself be rooted in the unshakable sanity of the senses, spared my mind the burden of too much thinking, turned myself outward to experience the world and inward to savor the pleasures it has given me.” ― Richard Nelson.
A mountain stream in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, leading to Thousand Island Lake at the base of Mt. Banner. Just out of the frame over my left shoulder, a hiker stops with his fly-rod and begins working this stream...talk about savoring the mountain pleasures!