Mountains are giant, restful, absorbent. You can heave your spirit into a mountain and the mountain will keep it, folded, and not throw it back as some creeks will. The creeks are the world with all its stimulus and beauty; I live there. But the mountains are home.

Annie Dillard
About This Quote

When you look at a mountain, you can sense its power. To climb a mountain is an extraordinarily difficult task. It’s a challenge that takes years to accomplish, and in order to achieve the goal, one must be willing to work ceaselessly at it. The word “absorent” in this quote reminds us that being absorbed in something is when we put our full focus into it. In this case, mountains are absorbing because they have strong energy that can take away stress and anxiety from its inhabitants.

Source: Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

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