Yes me & my nature loving hippie sh#t ... We went on a lil walk and I fell in love with the symmetry of this tree lol... It was actually more astonishing in person because it had a small cave like area.... Yes I got a new phone so I think I'm some new age photographer hahaha....
You know how sometimes a scene will remind you instantly of a movie? This view brought me back to The Revenant: the cold light, the harsh landscape.
I wonder often what would happen if our social structures crumbled and we were forced to make our way across such unforgiving terrains to reach safe haven. And then I think of the people who already *are* doing this, taking a life-or-death risk to flee their homes and find a better life. And then I think of how important books and movies are, because they show us glimpses of other people’s lives, allow us to imagine what it might be like to live in someone else’s shoes, whether that someone is entirely fictional (Frodo Baggins, Katniss Everdeen) or real (the nameless millions crossing borders around the world).
I’ve read that reading measurably increases empathy and I believe it, and I think movies and TV shows can, too. That’s why writing, for me, isn’t a frivolous activity or a self-indulgent hobby. It’s a passion with a purpose: first and foremost, to entertain myself (and hopefully others, eventually 😁), and also to tell stories about people overcoming (or not 😬) impossible odds and maybe, just maybe, opening the door for a reader / viewer to connect to an imaginary person and think, “I’m not alone.”