We spent an entire day going up on gondolas, listening to the quiet of the wilderness, sighting a bear (!), and feeling at one with nature in, perhaps, oned of the most beautiful places in the world. In LA, I’m never without cellphone and clock…and in fact…never find myself anywhere without seeing another single human being for minutes at a time. The four of us were on a gondola designed for 28 people…with just the four of us on it for a trip from Whistler to Blackcomb and back again.
On our way down from Blackcomb, on a ski lift, we all sat silent…just listening to the sounds of nature and the absence of “noise”. While we weren’t “flying”, it sure felt like it, with our feet dangling, the wind and sun in our face, high above the treetops.
Not only did we completely lose track of time, but we really didn’t care about time for the entire day. We…just…lived. Human beings in touch with a nature that usually escapes us. Of course, we did have to come back to civilization, so we made sure the day ended with fabulous food and some of the best gelato I’ve ever had.