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Colin H Sillerud
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When the weather builds in waves of dark wind, and raindrops scream, and shelter is miles away, I wait, watching hints of light on the horizon, and I am alone. That is when I am alive.

Maybe my nose bleeds from frostbite, or parched heat claws the water from my skin. I have been eaten by a million mosquitoes and bitten by a billion cactus needles. Once a tendon in my leg exploded while snowshoeing 10 miles away from my car.

It is these moments that society cannot match, with its laws and subduing safety. Everything is known, society says. Everything has been done. Turn on a computer and the world is at your fingers, but only a snapshot, a wish-you-were-here with no texture, no chance, no danger. No Pain.

Here, in the unknown, is where life exists. There is no Facebook to tell me how cool I am with 10,000 friends I’ve never met. There is no mom or dad to wipe my nose. And there is no one to tell me No. No speed limit. No checkpoints. No bank teller holding my credit score with a scornful look.

Only I exist, with my decisions and my consequences. If I reach too far, I fall. If I stare too long, I go blind. If I slip, I die. But if I make the top, if I swallow the fear, I know that I saw it – a day so perfect, a place so sublime, a moment unplanned – truly, a Land Beyond.
Someone gave me a premium membership!  To whom ever that was, Thank You!!!  Happy Holidays everyone!

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~ you have been featured  :)
ColinHSillerud Mar 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much!
You really have an amazing gallery!
ColinHSillerud Feb 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so very much!!
Cantbetamed26 Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...thank you thank you thank you for letting your wonderful photos into my group called inthenudesofbeauty.deviantart.… it means a lot to me to have the honour of having them in my small group.
Please come visit my Profile page, I'd love for you to stop by, tell others, ect.
Here's the link to my page...

Again thank you!
Have a wonderful day or night.
Tight Hug
Anoya Dec 15, 2013   Photographer
A very late 'thank you' for the watch! :heart: :hug:
ColinHSillerud Feb 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Lol!  A very late thank you for the thank you! 
Anoya Feb 2, 2014   Photographer
So much lateness here! :lol:
ColinHSillerud Feb 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Jordan-Roberts Nov 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great work!
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