There is "A Blogger" who delights in darkening and trying to extinguish the Joys of people living in this creation the Boss has provided us. It continues to amaze me that the anemic nature and light weight of such a philosophy seems to escape that individual.
Listen... I got up this morning to a Joyous day. As I wrote many years back, the sun was just rising over the mountains back to the east...
|*Sunrise over the Arizona Desert Near Quartzsite*|
... and illuminating the ridges off across the desert to the west...
The sweet scent of the creosote bush, the paloverde and the mesquite filled my lungs on the soft morning breeze... so soft the branches of the trees didn't move... I could just feel its soft touch on my face...
That someone can't seem to grasp the spirit filling joy of such a small and precious gift is a sadness... but it is THEIR loss and their closed mind... Not Mine.
It is NOT a "Post Card" as it has been erroneously trivialized... it is the Joyous Spirit of this far land that feeds my Soul... and ANY soul that is kept open and receptive to its Power.
Sure it is easy to see the sheer power and Beauty of Zion... The Grand Canyon... Glacier... and all the other places we have journeyed...
But this desert where we rest now, that so many call barren and desolate... for me is filled with a Joyous power far beyond the comprehension of the small "scientific" minds that exclude such SPIRIT.
I see heart filling beauty in the simple, un-spectacular vistas... EVERY time I stand IN them...
Where others can only see what's happened 265 million years ago... I REVEL in the Vital and Vibrant LIFE that surrounds me TODAY.
I REFUSE to be so small minded that I belittle or defame the joys that give others fulfillment and value.
I Treasure the exquisitely serene beauty of the rocks... RED or otherwise... that pave the trails I follow... I come back to those favorite treasured spots over and over and over... because as they were beautiful the FIRST time I saw them... they are ever more Shining with each return to familiar and known places...
... where with each return I learn new facets of the personality of that place...
To look at a Glorious, Towering Mountain... with some sort of mindless "National Lampoon Vacation" perspective... and see something STATIC... is beyond my comprehension... for such people, I am sad.
|*The Boss's Morning Light begins to shine on Arizona Mountains*|
Joy... that can be sustained is not contained in the Grand and the Spectacular... but in the every day bits and pieces of this life.
... It is beaten down and buried by the negative, belittling, bull feces spread by those who only seek ways to tear down the joy others have found; for reasons I can't fathom, and which are unworthy of study...
...if they can't learn and grow... walk away... exclude them from your life, as they exclude the joy that is there to fill your eyes and your very soul... if only you will allow it.
|*Sunrise over my favorite Quartzsite Mountain :) *|
And if you do that .... you will also find the joys of sharing your Sweet life with other travelers along your trail...
|*Like Buck and Lily's new buddy... Cisco!*|
... and you'll appreciate the exquisite serenity of the soft and un-spectacular sunsets that are the prelude... to your next Sunrise...
|*Serenity of an Arizona Sunset*|
Seek Out Joy... Not that "Other" Stuff Manure Salesmen Shovel
WOW, you went off on quite a rant against 'A Blogger' for not possessing the same spirituality that you do with regard to the great outdoors.
Your writing, and expressions for the 'wonders of nature', seems to have been influenced by John Muir or Edward Abbey. From what you wrote I would guess 'A Blogger' holds opinions closer to those of John Steinbeck who was no fan of National Parks.
In Travels With Charlie Steinbeck said: For it is my opinion that we enclose and celebrate the freaks of our nation and our civilization. Yellowstone National Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland.
Actually, I don't have a care what the guy values one way or the other... My issue is with his "superior" attitude and his explicit denegration of what others believe... If what they believe don't fit your life, fine, say that... But to claim that anyone who thinks differrent lacks your superior intellect is laughable... Folks can think however they choose. I express what fits me best, BUT the only assault I will EVER make on a philosophy is one which Takes what is mine without my agreement... Or, the property/liberty of anyone else.
That is the differrence twixt me and some others... By -MY- Perception.
Brian, you ol cowpoke. Can't believe you let B***** get under you skin. Just thank God you are not an angry old fart now, and please don't become one either. Love your blog. Talk to you later..
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