Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Coming Back Changed....."

"I have never met anyone who has stood, however precariously, on the flanks of a great mountain, or who has been, however briefly, to the dark world at the edge of the abyss, and not come back changed." M. Bane
It is a dynamic and personal relationship, we each have with our wild places.
What we do, who we are, our very elemental essence is revealed...
This reflects upon not just what is out there, but what we each hold so closely to in here.
Deep in our hearts,
Within our dreams,
Among our visions,
For why we do what we do, out among the wild places...
My appreciation to M. Brown for the top image above, and to D. D'Angelo for the lower image.


David said...

Great quote - however Bane didn't state whether the person would be changed for the better or worse.

SummitStones said...

Very true David.
Another favorite quote of mine:
"Some of my very best days, and some of my very worst days, have both been in the mountains".
I think from an old Mountain Guide...

Rick Beaty said...

love your site, had to link up. Thanks for commenting

SummitStones said...

Thanks Rick.
Happy wanderings to yourself also.