The land is beautiful and sacred in these parts. It makes us want to enter it.
John Day Painted Hills
That’s because we are a migratory, hunting species, that responds both to areas potentially rich in life and areas rich in spirit. We need both.
Unfortunately, possession can do nothing except preserve the moment of first contact, the moment of longing-to-enter without entering. It keeps it in potential.
And it prevents you from sharing your discovery. What remains is only potentiality and the unknowability of the other. Sadly, one of the others in question is the land. It remains unknown, too, as it was at the moment it was first seen.
It is such a beautiful land. It asks for bigger gestures.