We have been hanging out on the mountain the past few days waiting for snow like everyone else. As of today, the snowpack is 60% lower than what it normally is this time of year, meaning that most of the runs we enjoy at Timberline are not open. And Skibowl, the resort closest to our cabin, is not even open. It’s strange not having snow this time of year when just a few years back we had to snowshoe in to our place because the snow was so deep! The image today is for the snow Gods, please bring us some snow.
THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF
If you are a RUSH fan then you know exactly where the above title comes from! With their recent release of the live Clockworks Angles album, Trevor and I are eagerly awaiting their next visit to Portland. It’s hard to believe the band formed in 1968, a year after I was born, and still is going strong more than four decades later! While among the most successful hard rock bands of all time, their life path has not been so easy. If you are a fan you owe it to yourself to watch the documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.
A big lesson for me from this Canadian trio is that we must continue to push the boundaries of our comfort zone. We must acknowledge fear, and then move beyond it. Because like Neil say’s, there really is nothing to fear but fear itself.