Saturday, September 08, 2012

The Secret of the Mountain

The secret of the mountain is that the mountains simply exist, as I do myself: the mountains exist simply, which I do not. The mountains have no "meaning," they are meaning; the mountains are. The sun is round. I ring with life, and the mountains ring, and when I can hear it, there is a ringing that we share. I understand all this, not in my mind but in my heart, knowing how meaningless it is to try to capture what cannot be expressed, knowing that mere words will remain when I read it all again, another day.
Peter (Muryo) Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard

4 comments:

Lynn said...

~ you bring tranquility, Cate ~

Rain Trueax said...

I love that quote and photo

Sara Dahlman said...

So true... love that quote.

Cindy said...

~beautiful~