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Monday, September 10, 2007

Mount Tallac

A cool pic that my bro. took from Mount Tallac, which is in California, southwest of Lake Tahoe.

Doth anyone have a verse or rhyme to share that hath inspired them after viewing this majestic mountain top picture? This is in keeping with the new tone, which, incidentally, the new tone will probably not last long as it seems we are getting more and more votes for "the same down-in-the-mouth garble" and "think Pearl Jam and Emo Kids." Plus, I keep getting more ideas for down-in-the-mouth garble posts that I want to put up, as well as a lengthy post on Wittgenstein's biography (Monk) that I think will be interesting. Probably not too much time left for the Waterfalls of Love theme, so, if you have a word of inspiration on this Monday morning now is the time to share.


ktismatics said...

Rather than allowing myself to be inspired afresh, I offer this paragraph from my archives, triggered in my memory by the primal scene depicted in the photo:

"When he awoke in a hospital bed he couldn’t remember where he’d gone, or how long it had been. He remembered Barcelona, vaguely and feverishly. He had looked across to the distant sea from a high empty ruin, the ancient wreckage interlaced with vines as thick as trees. He had listened to the black-clad women saying the rosary in an austere and crumbling chapel. He had sworn oaths to gods disguised as animals and trees and men. He had added his mark to the petroglyphs which told of his fate in a language that none could decipher. He had been washed in a red-brown rain, the bleeding of the sky. Always, he went on."

Emily said...

Psalm 11:1-4 -- not exactly "inspirational"

1 In the LORD I take refuge.
How then can you say to me:
"Flee like a bird to your mountain.

2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;
they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
at the upright in heart.

3 When the foundations are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do [a] "

4 The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD is on his heavenly throne.
He observes the sons of men;
his eyes examine them.

Jonathan Erdman said...


If you ever again say that the Psalms are not inspirational you shall be banned from the blog FOREVER!!!!

By the way, there is a certain irony in a Christian who says that a passage from the Bible is not inspirational.


Beautifully Profound said...

I found this quote from the bible quite inspirational for me today.

"Wives … accept the authority of your husbands, even those who refuse to accept the Good News. Your godly lives will speak to them better than any words. They will be won over by watching your pure, godly behavior" (1 Peter 3:1-2, NLT).

ktismatics said...

I believe, Erdman, that you've misconstrued Emily's authorial intent. I suggest that she found my contribution not to be inspirational, so she offered the Psalm passage instead as something that really is inspirational.

Emily said...


In comparison to most other Psalms people quote, Psalm 11 probably does not produce a warm fuzziness. If it does, good for you.

Jonathan Erdman said...

Interesting...and what if one is "fuzzy," but not "warm"?

Emily said...

Impossible. You cannot have one without the other.