Originally Posted by Powdr
Agreed that the grandeur of the Rockies is far greater than the East, but I find beauty in many different forms. I like the densly treed summits of the Appalachians, the sparsly scrubbed landscapes of the desert Southwest, the lake regions of the Midwest North and the Volcanoes looming over the Pacific Northwest's forrests. In short, make the best of where you are and be glad you aren't in Manhattan (j/k).
aaaaaaaand, if you ARE in manhattan, take in a b'way show, maybe shop along 5th avenue, visit some lower east side music venues, score some 'indo' in washington sq., hit MoMA and The Met, maybe the museum of natural history, go ice skating in lincoln center, get some fine greek/thai/italian/vietnamese/russian/ukranian/fusion/mexican/spanish/french
food at any of the thousand sof fine eateries in manhattan, visit FAO Scwartz, the WTC site (bring some flowers), take in the views from battery park, walk through grand central station ( look up at the ceiling ), visit the empire state bld'g., etc., and be glad you ARE
my point is, simply,
If you can't find beauty wherever you are, you need to find your true self, first.
when we were children, we found beauty in most things.... when we were children, we were our true selves.
that's what's so beautiful about skiing, snowboarding, etc.
it's a way for 'grownups' to play hookie and sleigh-ride, and as for
instructors, welllll...we're the enablers of this childlike joy