Beyond mountains


The view from our cabin here on Lake Champlain.  I kept thinking of the Haitian adage from which the title of Paul Farmer’s book Mountains Beyond Mountains is taken:

Beyond mountains there are mountains. 

As I have written before, beyond the questions there are just more questions.

This is very similar to a photo I posted yesterday on instagram.  Are you on instagram?  I’d love to connect with you there!

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  1. Posted August 22, 2013 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    We were in Vermont last month, and I remember those blue masked mountains, though I never succeeded at capturing them as stunningly as you have here.

  2. Posted August 22, 2013 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    I know you must know the Rilke quote about “living the questions.” I have been reading a fascinating book by a Buddhist psychiatrist (Mark Epstein) called “The Trauma on Everyday Life,” and he, too, talks, in his own way, about living in the questions, which is really about learning to dwell in the mystery and unknown of life.

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    I do know – and love – that quote. Is the book connected with the recent New York Times piece that I think had the same name? It sounds marvelous.

  3. Posted August 22, 2013 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Yes, this is how I found out about the book. I LOVED and so related to that piece in the NYT, especially in the wake of my mother and mother-in-law’s deaths, and had to buy the book. I think you would find a lot of affinity and meaning in it, too. It’s a short read.

  4. Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Beautiful, Lindsey. Mountains beyond mountains, questions beyond questions. Truth. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Posted August 26, 2013 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something that helped me.

    Many thanks!