My recent trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming left impressions embedded in my mind. The vastness, raw beauty, wildness... it evoked similar feelings that I have of the ocean. Wondering if other's felt this way, I "googled" around for a bit and found a kindred spirit (although she doesn't know it yet). Is it that we are both battling diseases that makes our souls want and appreciate the visual stimulating glory or was that just who we were in the first place? I think the latter, but we're more open about it now.
Angela writes here http://mindmargins.wordpress.com/, I love her byline, "Thoughts on being human" She has also visited Jackson Hole, Yellowstone (often) and says "Even though it’s one of the most visited national parks in the nation, once you leave the main road you truly are in a wild, untamed place." That is what I couldn't get over. I felt like I was in a western movie filmed 50 years ago... absolute wide open space! She then goes on to say the following, and I couldn't write anything better today.
"We need the wild for renewal.
We need the wild to keep us humble.
We need the wild as a guide, showing us we don’t need anything more than we already have.
We need the wild to remind us that life goes on without us."