An Ascent Above The Reach of Life’s Expectation | NY Landscape Photographer

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Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” John Muir

And because I am a lover of well-crafted words and could not chose just one author for today…

There is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. Lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of Nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life’s expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of a wild and undefined misgivings.
― Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, The Haunted Baronet And Others: Ghost Stories 1861-70

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