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An Ode to Mount Tamalpais

It may be only a few thousand feet high, but nevertheless, it's a magic mountain.  With its redwoods, meadows, creeks, waterfalls, trails, animals, birds, endless vistas and hundreds of miles of trails, there are lots of us Bay Area residents who love it insanely.


"Hello Lloyd!  You've enjoyed my past films about Mt. Tamalpais and when recently we finished making this short film, I thought you'd appreciate this one quite a bit.  It's about one person's offering to a mountaintop that had been removed by the military during the Cold War... an offering for its healing.

So... I thought you'd be interested in seeing this 8-minute film "Mountains Made of Chalk, Fall into the Sea, Eventually."

https://vimeo.com/119016971

The synergy of creative collaboration can result in magic beyond our imagining.  Witnessing Genna Panzarella paint this 8x10' mural of Mt. Tamalpais as it was when it was whole, literally inside of what used to be the mountaintop, is akin to stealing a peek through the kimono of mystery... the misty mystery of impermanence.

The project bears a great resemblance to the process of making a Tibetan Buddhist sand painting (and then blowing it away).…

-gary yost
http://www.garyyost.com"

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