Friday, October 16, 2009
On our way to St. George,Utah to attend the World Senior Games, we drove through the Virgin River Gorge. The landscape is vast varied colorful rocky mountains.
I could feel the presence of something powerful and kind.
"What is it that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding that human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea-to discover a great thought-an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plow had gone over before...To be first-that's the idea. To do something,say something, see something before anybody else-these are the things that confer a pleasure compared with which other pleasures are tame and commonplace...These are the men who have really lived-who have actually comprehended what pleasure is-who have crowded long lifetimes of ecstasy into a single moment."-Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad (1869)
Posted by edgar at 11:42 AM