weekly photo challenge: beyond

Beyond is defined as outside the understanding limits. I fell in love with this quote from Edward Abbey, an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues. He was inspiring us to go beyond the wall of the unreal city and explore. I found out that this is actually a part of his preface on his book Beyond the Wall. I am more interested now in actually reading his works.

Beyond the wall of the unreal city, beyond the security fences topped with barbed wire and razor wire, beyond the asphalt belting of the superhighways, beyond the cemented banksides of temporarily stopped and mutilated rivers, beyond the rage of lies that poisons the air, there is another world waiting for you. It is the old true world of the deserts, the mountains, the forests, the islands, the shores, the open plains. Go there. Be there. Walk gently and quietly deep within it. And then- May your trails be dim, lonesome, stony, narrow, winding and only slightly uphill. May the wind bring rain for the slickrock potholes fourteen miles on the other side of yonder blue ridge. May God’s dog serenade your campfire, may the rattlesnake and the screech owl amuse your reverie, may the Great Sun dazzle your eyes by day and the Great Bear watch over you by night.

 

tunnel

Digging into my photo archives, i think this photo would be a nice entry for this week’s photo challenge theme: Beyond.

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