“How can we ever know the difference we make to the soul of the earth? Where the infinite stillness of the earth meets the passion of the human eye, invisible depths strain towards the mirror of the name.
In the word, the earth breaks silence. It has waited a long time for the word. Concealed beneath familiarity and silence, the earth holds back and it never occurs to us to wonder how the earth sees us. Is it not possible that a place could have huge affection for those who dwell there?
Perhaps your place loves having you there. It misses you when you are away and in its secret way rejoices when you return. Could it be possible that a landscape might have a deep friendship with you? That it could sense your presence and feel the care you extend towards it? Perhaps your favorite place feels proud of you.”
~ John O’Donahue, Beauty: Rediscovering the True Source of Compassion, Serenity and Hope.
Almost all memorable sunsets tend to be those with at least a few clouds. Clouds catch the last red-orange rays of the setting sun. Vivid colors are a sign that the lower atmosphere is very clean and unpolluted. The Gunnison area always enjoys amazing sunsets. Hopefully you had a chance to catch and enjoy some sunsets with your own eyes. It’s important to look up from our daily life and take note of those colors every so often for sunsets are so magnificent and delightful that skipping them is a crime.
There is a language beyond human language, an elemental language, one that arises from the land itself.”
~ Linda Hogan, Chickasaw Writer
Home to Western State Colorado University, Gunnison has grown into a recreation mecca. It still retains and honors its historic tradition as a ranching town.
Gunnison is our “place” and we really believe that this piece of earth feels our presence and our love for it’s beauty and it’s secrets.
It seems as though no matter what mood you’re in when you return to this place, it’s replaced with happiness.
The comfort and excitement of being home and surrounded by a landscape in which you could never feel lost opens up the mind to accept only pure, happy thoughts.