Jose Q portrait
  • Expedition: Apr 17-22, 2011
  • Jose Q
  • Dorsey & Leuzinger High Schools
  • Yosemite National Park: Hetch Hetchy

Being in the wilderness has inspired me to seek my true self’s inner soul. Wilderness has given me hints of why this life should be lived, not by the morals of everyday life, but by the undiscovered being in us. Wilderness has taught me to stop looking at life as something just exisiting, but rather as an opportunity to discover myself through nature, Its air washes my problems away spiritually, mentally and physically.

The snow I see in the distance is so white and pure I can feel it breathing through the clouds. The trees my lovely brother are guardians who give us their soul through their just being alive. The trees are reminders that there is something worth living for. They are truly generous and wise. The water from the lake and the waterfalls little by little become part of me and are symbols of how this world goes and flows with it.

To sum it all up, wilderness has taught me to be awake to the miracle called life.

standing above
flowers in the meadow
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