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- Print Length: 212 pages
- Publisher: Wild Soul Press; 1 edition (September 19, 2018)
- Publication Date: September 19, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07GRDSCP1
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,067 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
"Thunder barrels through the canyons, echoing off the walls of petrified skyscrapers. Rain pounds against tent fabric, saturating my dreams in an ocean of sound. The storm is alive, a living, raging organism. Rather than a witness, I feel myself part of it. I'm no longer sure what's real and what's fantasy, where the dreams end and reality begins, or if there is even a difference.
Awake again. Water droplets rhythmically hit my forehead. Tap. Tap. Tap. Condensation raining down on me from the roof of my tent, caused by the heat of the morning sun. Rays of light stream through the door, blinding me as I open my eyes. A low fog blankets the morning in a purple hue. I climb out to prepare coffee. The air is brisk, magical. An elk bugles, a hummingbird buzzes, and I'm overwhelmed with intense gratitude. It's a new morning, and a great day to be alive.
Beyond this island in the sky, over the ledge, one world disappears and another begins. I crawl out on my hands, knees, and stomach to get a closer look. When I peer over I freeze at a glimpse of inescapable beauty. Cow Creek Canyon plummets 4,000 feet, straight down to the canyon floor. This is Earth in its most raw state of natural beauty, perfection in every detail, terrain that can never be tamed, nor developed. Too wild. Too unreachable. Too sacred. Any improvement here would be devastation.
There is nowhere to hide. My alertness borders on intoxication, my senses excruciating. I think I've found the heart. The living, beating heart of this place. Not a single thought passes through my mind for what seems like an eternity. If the Holy Grail exists, I have found it. My very reason for existence, and reason I've come. Reality jerks me back into itself. How long can I tolerate such beauty? Such bliss? Before it swallows me whole, devouring me until I become a part of it myself. I'm not sure I'm ready for that. Not yet."
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My favorite type of vacation is one out in nature where I am camping, hiking, & hot springing & when I read his descriptive reflections it makes want to do the solo journeys I used to take when I want to college. I am craving the silence, the stillness & the surrender that being alone in nature can bring. The quieting of the mind & the clarity of thought & purpose that comes with taking time away to unplug.
I am hoping this author decides someday to lead guided journeys that start in a group setting, disperse to their very own solo journeys, & come back afterward to connect & reflect on their experiences. :)
So here's the deal... if you love nature, it's just simply healing for you, OR you've never stepped a foot outside in your life this book will remind you of your true authentic nature & why it's so important to reconnect with yourself in nature OFTEN.
It might also remind you to find gratitude for this connection by protecting the beautiful wilderness places that have healed, nourished & uplifted you. :)
I ended up on a solo trip to Arches & was eventually able to share a second trip to the area with my wife Susan. Never so blown away in my life ... able to experience Zion, Canyon Lands, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef ... well, you get the picture.
So, just recently saw an ad for your book, and was compelled to check it out from the sample; as a Tao/Buddhist practitioner and teacher of such ... your experiences and writing deeply resonates with me. I truly can sense your sincere compassion and love for our precious wilderness as well as living it deeply within the bowels of your soul.
At 71 now, and with some rotator cuff & neck deterioration, I'm unable to lug my pack any longer, but still hitting the trails for day-trips & until they send me up the chimney, forever loving this universe of ours.
Keep it up Scott ... living vicariously through the efforts, writings and ramblings of realized soul mates.
Mr. Stillman’s writing style is poetic and prose wrapped around his determination and accomplishment.
I think this is a great book for anyone who loves our country and it’s natural beauty. His writing brilliantly reminds us that we are all part of something bigger than ourselves.
My suggestion is to read it before going on your own adventures!
Traveling through the authors thoughts in a sea of starry skies and endless echoes, cavernous canyons and empty deserts, you can't help but share his wonder. You will imagine Scott's eyes gleaming with the endless untouched possibilities that nature affords. You will feel, as I have, the pull of an unnoticed attraction to the unknown, the strong desire to leave it all behind.
His writing is joyful and optimistic, although at times a bit unnecessarily overly so. That in fact is the ONLY criticism I have of this necessary screed on the power of nature over technology, that it's too happy. I like a bit more cynicism and sarcasm with my adventures.
This, along with Sean and David's Long Journey and ANYTHING by Bill Bryson, should be required reading for any and all who long to explore. You will imagine the endless possibilities and opportunities that the world provides and hopefully push the boundaries of your own existence a bit (or a lot) further.
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Kept waiting for the deeper insights. Some nice descriptions of certain of my favorite "get lost in" locations but...far too many selfies.