Galen Rowell’s still vision
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One of the shocking realizations of adult life is that most of us are not fulfilling the closely held dreams of our youth. Instead of pursuing dreams that were once integral parts of our personalities, we end up in one way or another fulfilling someones else’s ideas about who and what we should be, usually at the expense of our creative urges. The universal yearning to be creative is eloquently expressed in these words by Antoine de Saint-Exupery from “Wind, Sand and Stars”: “Nobody grasped you by the shoulder while there was still time. Now the clay of which you were shaped has dried and hardened and naught will ever awaken the sleeping musician, the poet, the astronomer that possibly inhabited you in the beginning.”
Excerpt from Galen Rowell, wilderness photo journalist and mountaineer extraordinaire in his book Mountain Light” talking about deciding to follow his own muse instead of being swayed by popular opinion from those close to him with “well meaning” advice.
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