Good and Evil in the Grand Canyon

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    In the 1970s, during a trip to the Grand Canyon, I purchased a photography guide. The booklet recommended against shooting pictures at midday; the bright, overhead sun made the canyon look featureless. Better to shoot near dawn or sunset, when shadows gave depth and beauty to the canyon walls. Inclement weather also gave good opportunities for interesting shots, said the guide, which showed examples of storm clouds rolling along the top of the canyon and a post-storm rainbow arching across the walls.

    The Grand Canyon is like Life: Many only want to venture out when the Light and Goodness is everywhere, but at such times life is flat and uninteresting. Only when Light struggles with Darkness, and Good fights with Evil, do we see true beauty and drama. The shadows and storms of existence show us the depth and dimensions of life.
     
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    Sounds like Purgatory?
     
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    Welcome to USMB, Robert Urbanek. I just noticed you've somewhat new here, and hope you enjoy the boards. And now that you mention it,
    Happy 100th Birthday,
    Grand Canyon National Park!

    Photograph gallery below:
    Photo Gallery - Grand Canyon National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
     
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    It's a big hole full of rock, dirt, plants, and trees.

    It's pretty and all, but it's not a portal to another world.
     
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    Thank you for noticing. I hope to offer a new perspective on many issues.
     
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    You are so a kindred soul to my daughter. Years ago, we took our children all the way out to the Grand Canyon, a 2-day trip, and upon arrival, I was so swept off my feet, I had to take a huge deep breath, but before I felt the relief of it our daughter piped up (in the most ho-hum manner you can imagine and within a minute of arriving there and taking it all in), saying "Can we go home now, please?" lolol!

    Not everybody likes and also thinks of amazing sights as little more than "that nature shit." :lmao:
     
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    Plenty of new age hippie types who hang out down south in Sedona seeking the vortexes.
    Seeking the mystery of vortexes in Sedona, Arizona

    I just thought they were pretty places. Maybe my weed wasn't as good.
     
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    In New South Wales Australia, about 2 hours north of Sydney. They have The Blue Mountains.

    It's a massive gorge nearly as large as The Grand Canyon and it's filled with an equally massive rainforest.

    And almost no one outside of Australia seems to know about it.
     
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    There’s an impressive canyon on Kauai that’s worth the visit.
     
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    It’s the whole experience which gives life its flavor.

    Victory without the possibility of defeat doesn’t have the same thrill.
     

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