Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gathered From Coincidence On A Snowy Day

The Invisible Peak from Gary Yost on Vimeo.

A few days ago, I watched Werner Herzog's Little Dieter Needs To Fly after Dominic Rivron had mentioned it in a comment here on my blog.  Dieter Dengler lived on Mt. Tamalpais.  This morning after reading Sabine's thoughtful post, I moved on to the Doonesbury website and came across a video about the Coastal Miwok and their sacred mountain, Mt. Tamalpais.  If you don't have time to watch the entire video, go to the end of the video and listen to Sky Road Webb drumming and singing on the top of Mt. Tamalpais.

If you watch the entire video, look for Sacheen Littlefeather.

"If we take care of the mountain, the mountain will take care of us."
(from the credits at the end of "The Invisible Peak")


Rubye Jack said...

I've lived in that area before and it is amazing how well the area is kept up and preserved even with tons of visitors.

am said...

Rubye Jack -- I was born in San Francisco and grew up with Mt. Tamalpais. Haven't been on the mountain for many many years. In 1967 when I was 17 years old, I went to the Magic Mountain Music Festival on Mt. Tamalpais. There was fog everywhere except high on the top of the mountain where we listened to music and looked up at the blue sky and out at the bank of fog.

Nick said...

As a (very) foreigner, I'm not sure what it is about Mt Tamalpais, but it seems to exert a pull on those in contact with it far beyond its moderate stature as a hill. Why is that?

am said...

Nick -- I don't know why. I just know that, for me, it feels good to be on that mountain and to look up at it from the lowlands. Here are some photos:

I'm not sure what these photos would convey to someone who has never been there, but for me they bring sweet memories.