La Sal Mountain View from Gemini Bridges in winter moab, utah

Gemini Bridges

“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, Les Misérables

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:

Arches National park View from Gemini Bridges in winter moab, utah

Can you spot the window? This is the upper portion of

© Matt Janson PhotographyMatt Janson and Elisa Jones at Gemini Bridges in Winter

Obligatory selfie.

Matt and a bridge.

Same bridge, no Matt. Sad bridge. Gemini Bridges in Winter

Matt on a bridge with a gaping maw of an arch/canyon/freaky-drop below.Matt Janson and Elisa Jones at Gemini Bridges in Winter

Matt taking a picture of me taking a picture of him. Gemini Bridges in Winter

Pano! Gemini Bridges in Winter

Matt on the brink.Matt Janson Gemini Bridges in Winter

Matt on the bridge. One of the bridges. Elisa Jones Gemini Bridges in Winter

Me on the brink.

© 2017 Matt Janson Photography

Elisa Jones Gemini Bridges in Winter

Me putting on my “I’m a Model, Idiot” face. © 2017 Matt Janson Photography Elisa Jones Gemini Bridges in Winter

Oh yeah I’m playin’ wid dat ice, bro. © 2017 Matt Janson Photography La Sal Mountain View from Gemini Bridges in winter moab, utah

A lovely view of the La Sal Mountain Range before the storm comes in. Or should I say STORMS? © 2017 Matt Janson Photography