I stretch my arms wide — wider still, opening my spine —

feel my feet reaching their roots into the rocky ground beneath,

breathe in Adirondack mountain air on the edge of this valley,

and invite the spectacle to embrace me with its holy life.

If beauty was a wave, I would be drenched — joyfully soaked!

When I turn away from the gift of this panorama,

back to my daily living, O Resplendent God,

keep my heart wide-eyed in deep appreciation

of the breadth & depth & diversity of your essence in creation.

Surely your goodness extends beyond what my eyes can see,

is more than what my soul can begin to comprehend!

O Holy Expanse, expand me by your sheer glory!

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