'find yourself', 2/22/09
on saturday i walked past this gate until i'd had enough of walking through soft, melting snow; then i got off the road and headed up the south facing slope to my left, where the ground was mostly bare.
i hung out with the rocks and juniper trees for the first time since early november. it was nice! this stretch must have been a giant lava flow at one time, and now these peaky, pinnacle-y rocks are just downright magical.
every few steps you see a juniper that's been there for hundreds of years. being with them is like visiting all of the old, wise people you ever knew. you feel like you're about to burst with goodness after a few hours with them...