Monday, September 22, 2008
Possibility and Abundance
I got up this morning and looked out the window in awe. How inspiring is that?
The mountains are classics. They are a metaphor for life in so many ways. They are challenging, beautiful and unmovable, profound in their intensity, rugged and HUGE.
Daniel and I had a light breakfast and headed out the door. We decided to walk over to the base of the mountain where the gondolas take off. From there, we could see the base of Blackcomb, and the chairlifts there, and walked along the river to that area of town, which we had not yet explored.
There are two mountains here at the resort, and they are of an unbelievable scale. They are currently connecting the peaks of these mountains with a new gondola, with the longest unsupported span in the world, traversing the distance over 500 meters above the ground. Two of the cars will have glass bottom. We had to have a look. From the ground.
We headed out for a stroll in the general direction of Lost Lake. There are miles and miles of trails that cover the valley and the town.
We chose an easy route, about 3 or four miles in all, that takes a loop around a small green lake just out of town. It was a perfect distance, and we worked up a good appetite by the time we got back to civilization.
We had Greek food for lunch, and then came back to our room. I had a sauna, Daniel had a soak in the Jacuzzi and now he's having a little catnap before we head out and do it all over again.
I'm reading Diane Jeppson's A Thomas Jefferson Education Home Companion, taking copious notes, and scribbling like crazy all through the book. It is a classic, and very practical. I'll be full of inspiration by the time I get home. I love the fall. It feels like a brand new year is starting, and that anything is possible! The colours and the crisp scents in the air just seem to confirm this.
I hope your days are full of abundance too. Remember to enjoy the beautiful colours in your life, no matter where you are.