still more mountains and clouds
Looking at the Utah’s Wasatch Front from Cedar Valley. Once upon a time this used to be just part of the magnificent view from my house.We were in an elongated bowl-shaped valley, surrounded nearly 360° by snow-capped mountains. None of the houses you see at the base of the nearest hill were there. There were some scattered houses and the rest was wheat fields or sage brush. It was glorious…. except for the weather.
It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Complete Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson