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Friday, November 10, 2017

Awareness Vs. Reason

Trail back to the Sunset Area parking lot
Nature.  You can try puzzling it out using your limited empirical faculties, and you will, undoubtedly, arrive at some reasonable, replicable conclusions.  But beyond scientific knowledge is an ineffable, ethereal reality that can only be sensed and not grasped.  Becca and I passed by the dead Coyote again this morning, and we stopped while I offered a silent prayer.  I prayed that its spirit had already arrived in that other world where it can roam free with others of its kind unfettered by the bonds of this earth.
A large Torrey Yucca blocking the sun

A look up the mountain

Heading west down the single-track

Some Ocotillos look like this . . .

. . . while others still look like this

Is somebody on the mountain?

Three slightly different perspectives on the same scene


Closeup

Still blooming near mid-November

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

To me, the best place to pray is when we're in nature.

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