How predictable am I with this week’s photo? The pictures we have from Chamonix are absolutely breathtaking, and considering my only camera was the iPhone, I could not have been happier with some of the shots.
There are but a handful of moments in your life where you see something that will either a) take your breath away or b) make you immediately want to tell someone who was not there about it.
In Chamonix, the second the clouds moved and I had my first glimpse of the mountains, I suddenly realised how much of the world is out there that I have not seen. You feel small. We saw the highest peak in Europe. You’ve seen such beauty in a National Geographic magazine or on the Discovery Channel, but once you stare it in the face your entire vocabulary is taken away. How can something familiar look new?
John Mayer has a song called 3×5 that somewhat describes the feeling I had:
Today skies are painted colors of a cowboy cliche’
And its strange how clouds that look like mountains in the sky
are next to mountains anyway
Didn’t have a camera by my side this time
Hoping I would see the world through both my eyes
Maybe I will tell you all about it when I’m
in the mood to lose my way
but let me say
You should have seen that sunrise with your own eyes
it brought me back to life
You’ll be with me next time I go outside
No more 3×5’s