I'm just back from an unexpected trip out of town to see a friend. I snapped photos from the car on the long drive there and back.
The western landscape always makes me think of largeness. And whenever I think of the wildness and largeness of the west, I think of Wallace Stegner.
And when I think of him, I think of this passage from one of his books I read some years back.
Largeness is a lifelong matter. You grow because you are not content not to. You are like a beaver that chews constantly because if it doesn't its teeth grow long and lock. You grow because you are a grower: you're large because you can't stand to be small