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Sep. 13th, 2003

i've been a good girl today. i did my homework. and it isn't even due until mid-week. i took the approach, in my essay, that there is nothing in the world that is not mind created. i called on locke and hume to support my system of impression and idea.
i want to test a theory here.....and ask my readers a favor. describe a mountain. in more than one word, please.



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Sep. 13th, 2003 09:47 am (UTC)
i didn't know you were studying philosophy--i like the British Empiricists. good luck with the theory...
Sep. 13th, 2003 09:51 am (UTC)
buddhist philosophy...
you forgot to describe a mountain :)
Sep. 13th, 2003 03:51 pm (UTC)
Describing Blue Mountain...
Blue Mountain is a small (2,195 or so feet) mountain located in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, on the outskirts of the town of Front Royal. It is currently comprised principally of bluestone shale, with veins of quartz-calcite, pyrite, bloodstone, and granite.

It was the place my wife and I called my home for a little over a year until we separated and I was expulsed back to Austin, TX. She still lives there, on a small saddle about 1200 feet up, alone in a house that I believe is much too big for just her. People live on Blue Mountain, but not many. And the houses are spread out along its face with no real sense of order or plan; actual neighbourhoods that look like neighbourhoods are rare.

Blue Mountain appears a wild mountain, home to a prolific menagerie of beings from the plant, animal, and spirit kingdoms. Sometimes, the rush of wind as it cascades from the higher elevations on its way down into the valley provides a very convincing illusion of the mountain breathing. I myself am not entirely convinced it is illusion. When the moon is full you can hear voices whispering among the dark spaces between the trees and stones...words spoken by non-human throats. The mountain sometimes thrums with geomagnetic energy, although where it comes from and where it ultimately disperses to is not known by the likes of me.

Blue Mountain is silicon-based living proof that God loves photographers and those possessing the hearts of children and poets. While I lived there, every day saw the discovery of something new for me to gasp at with wonder, and I took more photographs in 13 months than in the entire 31 years previous.

Blue Mountain is...a place I regret having to leave, even though I know it was necessary for me to do so.
Sep. 14th, 2003 12:19 am (UTC)
I can't describe a mountain to you. To attain "mountain," you must go there yourself.
Sep. 14th, 2003 01:12 am (UTC)
My mountain is Govardhana Hill which is non-different from Krishna.
Sep. 14th, 2003 10:05 am (UTC)
a mountain
A mountain is a land formation which is significantly elevated compared to the surrounding topography. They can look very different, as the forces that created them, their age, the climate where they exist ~ all can vary.

Some mountains are supposed to have been pushed up from the flat fields and plains as large land masses drifted together on lakes of molten rock deep in the earth. Some were formed by this magma pushing toward the surface ~ sometimes making big bulges in the landscape ~ sometimes breaking through and building new land on top as it cooled. Many were carved as water ~ either in rivers or as frozen lumbering glaciers ~ patiently wore away the surrounding soil and rock to create valleys to juxtapose against them.

Mountains may rise a few thousand feet above the surrounding area ~ or many miles. They may be gentle curves covered in soil and forest ~ or bare jagged peaks of rock. Mountains can appear to be brown, green, grey, white or an explosion of colors depending on the combination of rock and plants that make it up and the changing weather's effect on them. Some exist part or all of the time beneath a blanket of snow and ice. A myriad of plant and animal life may live on a mountain ~ trees, mosses, bears, deer, toads, squirrel,primates...

The grand scale of a mountain often makes one feel small and alone ~ which can be both comforting and frightening. On a mountain the connection to nature tends to become heightened as the world created by man recedes. Mountains feel peaceful, and have each their own look and personality. As with people, while two may look similar in many ways at first ~ with a bit of exploration the many distinct and subtle differences reveal themselves.
Sep. 14th, 2003 10:08 am (UTC)
Re: a mountain
whoops ~ sorry ~ that was from me


(wishing I could add a pic right here :-} )
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don't fear death
melissa muses (or maia, you choose)


wandering does not make you a "gypsy."
why would you call yourself
after those who have no home?
long skirts and hoop earrings
do not make you a "gypsy."
why do you call yourself after
those who have no clothes?

"gypsy" is pejorative. please don't perpetuate the stereotype. educate yourself on what it really means to be a "gypsy" in this world.

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