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right here, right now
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 16, 2009 - 02:02am PT

All that you suffer is all that you are

All of your struggles beneath your disguise

Drink from the reasons that hold you alive

'Til we're safe from the wounds of desire and pain

You must rise from the mounds of desire and change

Too late to discover peace of mind

Too late to recover

lyrics: Billy Corgan

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Dec 16, 2009 - 02:05am PT
mmmmmmmmm, yep

Trad climber
Dec 16, 2009 - 02:06am PT
Awesome!!!! Thank you
adam d

closer to waves than rock
Dec 16, 2009 - 03:33am PT
thought you wrote that til the "billy corgan"...

nicely done!
ß Î Ø T Ç H

. . . not !
Dec 16, 2009 - 04:24am PT
I think you are on to something .
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Dec 16, 2009 - 04:35am PT
Thanks Roy, good reflection for this day, the only day we really have.

"All that we suffer is all that we are." Yep. Realize more and more how true this statement is.

The good thing....when we run into those suffering new, fresh loss or challenge (doesn't necessarily have to be bad, your mountains indicate the exhilarating challenge of adventure....tho we may suffer somewhat attempting it.) We can encourage those in the process and cheer them on. Peace, Lynne

Dec 16, 2009 - 07:10am PT
Bump for the Pumpkins, Tar, and snow.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 16, 2009 - 09:15am PT
Tarfather has summoned a big one!
ron gomez

Trad climber
Dec 16, 2009 - 09:30am PT
Damn Roy, and to think we have this sunny and mid 70's where I'm at! Merry Christmas Bro! Say hey to yer beautiful bride.

Dec 16, 2009 - 10:46am PT
Thanks for that, Roy. Really nice.

Trad climber
Dec 16, 2009 - 11:02am PT
Oh yes.

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Dec 16, 2009 - 11:33am PT
I love these pictures.


Trad climber
Green Mountains, Vermont
Dec 16, 2009 - 12:22pm PT
Ahhh... inspiration from my former backyard. Great to see pics of "home". Thanks.

Trad climber
greater Yosemite
Dec 16, 2009 - 12:29pm PT
Awesome photos Tarbuster.

Trad climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 16, 2009 - 12:31pm PT
Happy Christmas and a merry new year to you Roy.


right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2009 - 02:17pm PT
Happy Holidays Everyone !!!
This is my version of a holiday card to be sure.

(I’m feeling well all in all Fatty; thanks for asking, and I wish the same for you & for all our pals here on the forum)

Billy Corgan’s spiritual meanderings tilt eastward.
I was listening to this particular tune “suffer” as I was tuning my skis for yesterday’s ski tour, so I had it in mind.

Following that particular spiritual theme was the notion of “piercing the veil”,
(the bridge as well is a time-honored allegorical symbol for many spiritual traditions)
Because in a more whimsical tact, this is what I was attempting to do on this particular tour,

You see, the last time I attempted to view that rather brooding north face of Paiute from Upper Coney Lake Cirque,
All but the frozen lake was veiled:

Mission accomplished I’d say!

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 16, 2009 - 02:28pm PT
enough with the emo stuff, roy. time to cue up some hendrix or ac/dc!

right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2009 - 02:35pm PT
BVB chortled:
enough with the emo stuff, roy. time to cue up some hendrix or ac/dc!

You say you want me to chop that mountain down with the edge of my hand?
Can't do that just yet...

Buff Elting’s pastel interpretation of my initial encounter with Paiute’s North West Buttress,
Seen from a thousand plus feet up and a bit further north on the divide:

(I first viewed Paiute’s Northwestern arête from the Continental Divide,
And even then the full extent of it’s elusive North face was hidden from view and partly shrouded in cloud)

Dec 16, 2009 - 02:41pm PT
that spoke to me most eloquently

the images perhaps even more than the words

it's hard and backwards to push people toward a point of view but if you put something good in front of them, they will take it from there, according to their own inclination

there was quite a moving interview of Victor Wooten on the radio the other day

Trad climber
Slartibartfasts Newest Fjiord
Dec 16, 2009 - 04:30pm PT
Yo Roy! Sweet pics bro. How ya doin? Soon as I can figure out how to post pics I'll try to do a TR from my month @ the Gunks. Pretty much all of November with splitter weather. My pards put some shots over on mtnproj, but as we all know this is where they belong! Give a shout!
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