In Canada’s Rocky Mountains and the ranges to the west, toward the Pacific coast, there is a palpable spirit that’s impossible to resist. In these places, one cannot help but feel the presence of a greater power that need not be named. Those who travel here return changed to the far places from whence they came. Some never return. Enthralled by the beauty and power of these mountains, they settle in for the remainder of their lives. Though it hadn’t been their plan, others return again and again. Those born in their shadow carry in their hearts the mountain spirit and never forget, no matter where their lives may take them. The poems in this book explore a boy’s experience of this spirit as recalled a half-century later by the man he had become. The paintings have been created by an artist who has also been among these mountains and felt their spirit around her. The accompanying images express her own experience of these places.
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