"The great silences mean more than stillness. They are the ancient overpowering silences this planet knew before the advent of modern man . . . , a sense of being engulfed by something greater . . . Quiet is a temporary thing, the old silence ageless. It is the background of man’s inherent feeling for the earth, part of his inner self and of the cosmic point of view, the core of mysticism, of religious belief . . ."
Sigurd F. Olson
Photos: Notchtop Mountain and Lake Helene; Blue ice on Lake Haiyaha; Pasqueflowers; Rocky Mountain National Park, CO and Hewlett Gulch, CO
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.