Having spent a week or so near moutains, on moutains, and occasionally in mountains, I’ve reached the conclusion that mountains are a good thing. Especially the high mountains — the ones with glaciers and whatnot. In case you haven’t seen that sort of mountain for a while, here’s what one looks like:
There’s lots to like about mountains:
They put things in perspective (particularly size-wise).
They break up the sky into interesting shapes.
They’re fantastic places for planting a flag and/or having a bowl of soup.
For all these reasons, I’ve decided that my hometown back in the SF Bay Area really ought to get a high moutain. Preferably by the time I get back.
At first I thought we should start a petition to have one made out of landfill. But now I’m thinking, hey, the Swiss have a lot of mountains (seriously — I stopped counting at forty!). They probably have more than they need, if we’re really honest about it. Can’t they spare one?
So what say you, good Swiss-folks? Brother, can you spare an Alp?