Sunday, July 10, 2011
Off in the distance, not seen in this photograph, is Mt St. Helens. On a clear day you can almost see forever. This chime is on the back deck of my sister's house in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It reminds me of pictures of prayer flags and bells at one of the early base camps at Mt. Everest. Why does this come to mind? When we visited Timberline Lodge, at the foot of Mt. Hood just off the parking lot, I saw a mass of prayer flags waving in the steady breeze. There was some sort of rally taking place in the campaign to Save Tibet. There was dancing, singing of songs and the burning of incense going on. After seeing this, I headed to the lodge for a martini to help the cause.