I believe in cultivating opposite, but complementary views of life, and I believe in meeting life's challenges with contradictory strategies. I believe in reckoning with the ultimate meaninglessness of our existence, even as we fall in love with the miracle of being alive. I believe in working passionately to make our lives count while never losing sight of our insignificance. I believe in caring deeply and being beyond caring. It is by encompassing these opposites, by being involved and vulnerable, but simultaneously transcendent and detached, that our lives are graced by resilience and joy.
The Blue Hole near Elizabethton, TN, always a popular place to visit on hot summer days. It's one of the easiest falls to visit in this area with steep steep steps leading down to the falls (visible in the upper right corner of the photo).
Directions: From Elizabethton, take Route 91 (Stoney Creek Rd) for approximately 10 miles, turn left on Panhandle Road, continue for approximately 1 mile (road will turn to gravel) to parking area on left. Click here for map.