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  • Writer's pictureMichael Kennedy

There's Magic in Them Thar Hills

High above Olympic Valley is a place where magic discovers you. It's impossible not to feel it. Whether you're up there to enjoy a moment of solitude, tech withdrawal, scenic views or fresh air, the magic of the mountain seeps into your mind and recalibrates your thinking.

The magic is in the mythic bond you feel with an ancient past. Your senses become increasingly alert to it as you walk among the Junipers, sit near the raging waterfalls, and stand on the edge of towering cliffs realizing how majestic our world actually is.

Your attention shifts. You experience unexpected clarity. All the interruptions of your wired life vanish and the most important dialogue you can possibly have, the one with yourself, is suddenly unbound.

Be warned: There's no wise man waiting to offer enlightenment up here. Among the snarling wood and delirious wind whistling through the trees, the one voice that matters most, is your own.

Questions you need to ask about your life, your health, your relationships... you can ask up here as you engage with nature.

Because along the crooked trails and twisted trees, far away from the distractions below, you have the time and space to be mindful. This includes focusing on answers to questions that have been trying desperately to reveal themselves.

In the end, what you discover is the magic was never up there in them thar hills. And the wisdom wasn't with the sage at the top of the mountain either.

The magic and wisdom was inside you all along.


I’m Michael Kennedy, Olympic Valley, CA resident, married to Nicola Kennedy (in photo above). I’m a premium ghostwriter and photographer. I just want to say thanks for your attention - I appreciate it in such a noisy world. If you enjoyed it, please share with others.

It means a lot to me and it helps others see the story.

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Feb 07

Beatiful coordinated view of your back yard, by verble and visual.

Michael Kennedy
Michael Kennedy
Feb 09
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Thanks Dad

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