Jasper Journey – Part 2: Mount Edith Cavell

3 Dec


The Adventures of Superman

Mount Edith Cavell

I used to leap tall mountains in a single bound.
Now there’s a little too much snow on my peak.
The truth is that the pain in my legs is sometimes unbearable
when I try to go hiking.
Diabetes 2.
So my hiking days may soon come to an end.
But I ain’t quite done yet.

Beautiful up here!

A pure mountain stream!
But …

A flood? On a mountain?

Seems there’s a mountain pond up ahead – formed by a glacier. A tarn.
And falling rocks and ice could create a flash flood
and drown you.

And I was worried about bears.

 We fearlessly head up the trail.

I’ll be right along.

If I rest periodically I can make it. 

It’s just a matter of time. 

There does seem to be something blue up ahead … ?

Well … I’ll be tarned! 
There is indeed a large pond.

Time for a drink.


Next: Jasper Journey – Mount Edith Cavell: Part 3

4 Responses to “Jasper Journey – Part 2: Mount Edith Cavell”

  1. Cindy Bruchman December 3, 2019 at 6:43 am #

    I’d give anything to be there drinking in that magestic setting! Bravo, to you and J. for taking the challenge. Lovely!

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    • jcalberta December 3, 2019 at 10:33 am #

      Thank you Cindy. It’s getting tough. I know how much you love to hike in your beautiful country. So you can imagine not being able to do that. I’ll have to get better meds I guess.

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  2. John Charet December 3, 2019 at 11:14 pm #

    Once again Jcalberta, you have captured beautiful scenery with fitting music 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

    P.S. your recent posts on Star Wars is actually subtly fitting for this site because George Lucas used Akira Kurosawa’s samurai adventure The Hidden Fortress as one of his many influences behind Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977). How is it fitting? The samurai film is sometimes implied as the Japanese equivalent to the Western. Here is a link that explains it 🙂

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samurai_cinema#Influence_on_western_cinema

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    • jcalberta December 4, 2019 at 9:52 am #

      Thank You John. I’ve heard that Lucas was inspired by these moves which – as you say – were equated to Westerns. I would never have noticed that connection myself and, in truth, I think there’s a bit more to Star Wars than your average Western. I personally believe they have been an important consciousness raising phenomenon. I would equate them more to the mythology of Camelot and King Arthur. Merlin, etc. To me they have more a feel to that and there is no doubt they resonate with people on a that level. There is a power to them that connects with us. All that stuff about the Force, Jedi Masters, Excalibur like swords (Light Sabres) etc. Blah Blah … I could on and on. And I really don’t think I’m reading too much into it. Lucas did, of course, read Joseph Campbell’s works ‘The Power of Myth’ – about the ‘Hero’s Journey’. Great and powerful stuff. Over to you.

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