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I Call It Beautiful

I haven’t seen lots of things in this world.  I’ve never seen the Grand Canyon, although I have been very close to it really.  I’ve never been overseas, and would really love to some day.   There are literally a million things I have only seen pictures of, that I would love to see first hand.

There is just something about being able to experience something new, particularly in nature.  I can remember the first time I was old enough to remember such an event.  I was maybe in my early teens.  We went to Colorado, like we often did when I was growing up.  We were on a drive up in the mountains, I couldn’t even tell you where.  We broke out of the trees and we were in a large cloud bank.  The peaks of nearby mountains were all that were visible.  It was a swirling mass of whites and grays.  It was perhaps the most peaceful scene I had seen up to that point, or ever since for that matter.

One of the things I aim to see first hand in my life is an aurora.  The northern lights have always fascinated me.  I have shared many images from this natural phenomenon in my blog here.  However, this is one thing in nature, that just might be an exception to the rule about the beauty of a static picture.  I think seeing the slowly undulating static discharges would be hauntingly beautiful to see first hand.  Pictures just cannot do it justice.  I did find something hauntingly beautiful today though (that it is coupled with music from the movie “Gladiator” certainly doesn’t hurt either).  I thought I would share it with you today.  May it lift your spirits on your Monday evening.

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About Mike Lemons
I'm a guy in his 40's who has been bumming around the net for years. I am married to a wonderful woman, and have 3 gorgeous kids.

4 Responses to I Call It Beautiful

  1. Patti says:

    The aurora is one thing that figures into some of my “dream vacation” plans include Sweden and Northern Scotland.

  2. Patti says:

    or “including” – sometimes I hit “post comment” before I proofread.

  3. vakkermom says:

    I can’t believe stuff like this happens naturally. God’s light show is better than anything man can produce, no matter how much technology or artistic creativity we have.

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