mountaintop moments

from the foothills
or the deepest valley
the icy peaks seem…
romantic

we long to be
there

anyplace but here

but there is a reason no one
– nothing –
lives there

in time –
the cold
the thin air
the lack
the lack
the lack

would never sustain.

mountaintops are meant for moments.


Race the Sky
Tantalus Range
Sea to Sky Highway
Near Squamish
British Columbia, Canada


This week, let’s keep Time, or find something else to inspire you in this time-lapse photograph of clouds racing above the Tantalus Mountain Range, along the Sea to Sky Highway, in British Columbia, Canada.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Mondays.

The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or images
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

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