Saturday, October 25, 2008
"For The Beauty Of The Earth"
The Mabry Travel Curse struck again--we carried rain with us from the Texas-Arkansas border eastward all the way to North Carolina. Last night, driving the curving highway from Knoxville to Asheville in the rain, with the black asphalt eating the illumination from our headlights like some dark monster and the lights of oncoming cars dazzling my retina, I had to think, "And why am I doing this again?" Then this morning we saw the beautiful fall colors and I knew why we came: To have our minds and bodies refreshed and to once more be reminded of the omnipotent Hand that painted colors no human artist ever could across the broad landscape of these mountains.