Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Mount Happiness



We went to the Mountain but the Mountain wasn't there. All that was around were snowcaps, suspended from the sky by thick nylon cords. All we could do was climb to the highest peak and plant a flag, metaphorically speak of course; we had no flag.

Gravity came down and tied itself around our legs and we crawled on our bellies like snakes. Like snakes. I followed the marks on your arms like lines on a map and we found our way somewhere safer, deeper about the foot of where the Mountain should have been. The snowcaps still hung up above us precariously. They seemed almost hostile towards us and our presence, wanting, wishing for us to walk away and leave and never to mention what we had seen.

4 comments:

wordsforguns said...

I like. I also like that the smile is that of maria bamford.

Ben Brooks said...

in 2010 i will reconnect with chris east and buy him costumes for wearing to supermarkets. he will not sleep ever, ever again. i will redeem myself using a a half filled out costa buyninecoffeesgetonefree card.

Crispin Best said...

i am a non-expert but i feel like you might have to buy ten coffees to get one free at costa

am i wrong, chris?

ryan manning said...

Mount Elbrus (Russian: Эльбрус, Georgian: იალბუზი) is an inactive volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia, near the border of Georgia. Mt. Elbrus's highest peak is the highest mountain in the Caucasus, in Russia, and in all of Europe. Mt. Elbrus (west summit) stands at 5,642 metres (18,510 ft); the east summit is slightly lower at 5,621 metres (18,442 ft).