I do like a tower … and ascending this one was part of a great day off here in Seoul, at the end of which I felt I had some idea of where I was fortunate to find myself. Here’s the view from the ground, but actually the tower sits atop a small mountain in the middle of the city, so at this point you’re already about a thousand feet above most of the landscape. There’s a cable car to get to this point, but we walked – a steep climb up the road … a tribute to my knee surgeon !
The view from the top is impossible to capture .. this hyper stereo shows the view to the North, and the cable car in the foreground, but it’s less than a hundredth part of the full vista … truly awe-inspiring. I felt very lucky to experience all this in the Autumn of my life !
RIP ROBIN WILLIAMS
I hope you are smiling
wherever you are.
Feeling lucky is a great treatment for depression. I was so so sad to hear of Robin Williams’ tragic suicide. He really touched us all … how awful that we couldn’t make him feel like life was worthwhile. Those of us who suffer from depression can learn … by mentally putting ourselves outside our bodies and asking what we’d tell the person we are looking back at. It’s a trick I learned at Cottonwood, Tucson, Arizona some years ago. But it ain’t easy. When you’re truly in that hole, nothing really works. You just have to believe that it will end.
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