week three — magnitude

this photo was taking in the middle of my two-week road trip this fall.  the tetons were my favorite stop on the trip, and this picture is perhaps the best at explaining why.  from my tetons post, here’s my crude attempt at putting this explanation into words:

perhaps it’s because these tetons are unencumbered by foothills that would prevent their girth and their jagged edges from looming directly over us that i was so taken by them.  nothing about them seems gradual.  it is as if god grew cross with nuances or weary of subtlety and brought these mountains out of the ground with that deliberate carelessness that so often reveals surprisingly impressive results.

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