9.15.2013

Denali National Park

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Mount McKinley
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Denali National Park and Reserve | Healy, AK
:: Mountain Fever ::

And that was all it took to feel a pang of homesickness for a place I've never lived. Not homesickness for Alaska per se, but to live in view of a mountain. Any snow-capped mountain, really. Bonus points to those where sheep live. 

"It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the roller-coaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known." - Carson McCullers




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