We played until the valley flooded with gold, amethysts, and sapphires. It was as magical as it sounds.
There will be times in your life when you’ll step into places that will make you want to freeze time. You’ll want to squeeze every second into your mind and heart so as to never forget how it made you feel.
This was one of those places.
Yosemite National Park holds many stunning views, but the road to Glacier Point is truly a gem. A forty-minute drive from Yosemite Valley and past Tunnel View lead us high into the mountains overlooking the valley.
The golden hour was fast approaching.
I’ve walked through many forests. But California, you, too, are magical.
Welcome to the edge of the planet.
Taft Point. Where Earth leaves you speechless and valleys are flooded with gold. The only gold I’ll ever love.
It is late enough to where the crowds have cleared. Everything is silent. We are silent.
I respectfully oblige.
And the ever so gallant El Capitan stares back at us.
Photos are great. But I take a moment to feel the surface of the cliff, to breathe the air, and to notice every curve in the valley. After all, what is a photo without a memory? …Empty.
We laugh at each other, because secretly we’re nervous at the possibility of being pounced by a mountain lion. Or a bear :)
Lying in our tent under the stars reminded me of something I read somewhere on the interweb.
We live on a tiny rock floating through space that has no real beginning or end. It is simple, yet we choose to complicate life. We create imaginary (sometimes physical) lines, governments, and religions that divide us all. We trade our time for paper to buy the resources that we can cultivate from our Mother herself and that should belong to us all. Why do we choose to complicate life?
There are multiple layers of complexity to life. I know that. But sometimes it helps to just take a step back and remember that life is a lot more simpler than we make it to be.
We walked to the edge of the planet, and it was beautiful. But more beautiful is the fact that these places exist. They exist for us to love and enjoy, and I hope that they remain for years and years. Get out there :)
Love & Light,
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