Ski lift

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    When you climb a mountain, your goal is reaching the top, you enjoy the top.
    When you pay for the ski lift your goal is to get back to the bottom.
    There is a metaphor there somewhere.
     
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  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Maybe I need more sleep...or less...
     
  3. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic)

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    States vs stages?
     
  4. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    I'm sure there's philosophy in it. The satisfaction of viewing the world from a mountain peak is far greater to someone who climbed the mountain, than to someone who was put there by helicopter?

    In a sense I've always thought it's a good metaphor for the value and permanency of the temporary chemical enlightenment achieved by ingesting various psychoactive stuff?
     
  5. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    They might be apples and oranges, I've been thinking of how often I enjoyed the ride to the top, the differing perspective floating over the treetops...
     
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    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    A metaphor for life really. It's the journey itself that holds the most value and the journey back home the most rewarding of all....
     
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  7. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Appears every journey has its rewards.
     
  8. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Home?
     
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  9. StevePame

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    Another mountain to ski down?
     
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    wil UNeyeR1

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    Had a condo at kingsbury grade in the sierras backside of Heavenly at Tahoe...one of the many amenities was putting on your skis at the front door (we even had pegs on the porch to store them in), we would then ski down to the lift and ride to the top to ski down the opposite side of the mtn to the lodge. At the end of the day (or even in the middle for a break) we would ski right back to the door. It was especially nice when we could just look at our car covered in snow...and have zero concern that our roads were not cleared yet. No metaphor there...or if there was I missed it.
     
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    wil UNeyeR1

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    I spent over a week in that condo once snowed in, the snow coming down m like crazy, couldn't see the next set of houses. It slowed enough and we noticed the lift opened and people were skiing...only 4wds with chains were getting around. We were running out of booze and food but thought we would give it another day or two to break. So went skiing...halfway down the other side of the mtn...skiid outta the clouds and into the sun! The storm was only on the top if the mtn the entire time, we drove down the next day to a dry and snowless valley... Definite metaphor there... Almost of flood proportions!
     
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