There is just something about fog-shrouded mountains that is mysterious. What is hidden behind those bands and pockets of fog? Do dragons rest in lairs just out of sight? Are 10-foot tall eagles concealed by the mists, waiting down swoop down and scoop up an unsuspecting human? Was that a tyrannosaurus that was barely visible in that momentary break in the fog?
Nah. But it’s fun to imagine, isn’t it? As adults, we have lost much of the use of our imaginations. We have cut our teeth on statements like, “Get real!” What if I don’t want to get real? What if I still want to believe in the Tooth Fairy and Cupid?
Well, of course, I know that there’s no real Tooth Fairy, but I do want to believe that from time to time people are still pierced through the heart by the arrows of the fat little cherub flitting nearby!
I took this shot on Saturday when the day was overcast and the fog was moving from north to south along the eastern side of the Alexander Valley. Who knows what lurks behind those banks of fog? Not me, but I’m sure that with a bit of imagination we could come up with something!
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: In 1974, John Lennon appeared in concert for the last time at Madison Square Garden in NYC. He joined with Elton John for renditions of “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Whatever Gets You Through the Night.”
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: The US produces 19% of all the world’s trash. Contributing to that number are annual disposal of 20 billion disposable diapers, 2 billion razors and 1.7 billion pens.