“When love has fused and mingled two beings in a sacred and angelic unity, the secret of life has been discovered so far as they are concerned; they are no longer anything more than the two boundaries of the same destiny; they are no longer anything but the two wings of the same spirit. Love, soar.”
― Victor Hugo,
It took me a month to read the unabridged Les Miserables. And it was completely worth it. This quote in particular resounds with me as I finally feel like my life has led me to the point where I no longer feel alienated from the emotions it conveys…but rather see it alive in every day of my life.
I selected this quote because it is about inseparability.
Arches, and all naturally-occurring species of the same, take hundreds of years to form. Rock is not a thing to be trifled with.
And here in the Moab desert you find two arches, side by side, nearly identical in breadth and feature and for a thousand thousand years they shall stand just the same.
Just as the stars that form the Gemini constellation shall remain side-by-side in the heavens long after this world is devoid of human breath.
Which, of course, is why they are the Gemini Bridges.
So here I stand with the one person I have ever met that I feel I can be with for a thousand thousand years and every day that passes I am more truly myself, more fulfilled in every way- healthier, stronger. Giving nothing and taking nothing and yet giving everything and taking it all.
We are like the bridges- content to be connected for as long as time holds us up.
Here are some photos from our visit to the Gemini Bridges:
Can you spot the window? This is the upper portion of
Matt and a bridge.
Same bridge, no Matt. Sad bridge.
Matt on a bridge with a gaping maw of an arch/canyon/freaky-drop below.
Matt taking a picture of me taking a picture of him.
Matt on the brink.
Matt on the bridge. One of the bridges.
Me on the brink.
Me putting on my “I’m a Model, Idiot” face. © 2017 Matt Janson Photography
Oh yeah I’m playin’ wid dat ice, bro. © 2017 Matt Janson Photography
A lovely view of the La Sal Mountain Range before the storm comes in. Or should I say STORMS? © 2017 Matt Janson Photography