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From the entrance to Moraine Lake near the parking lot there is a pile of rocks that is used as a viewpoint. The ascent includes with a pleasant rock stairway where all the tourists arrive in bus droves to view the beauty of this lake. They tend to run up in haste, and express their oohs and awhhs, and then run back to the bus to the next destination.

This gentleman caught my attention because for the whole time I was up here. He simply stood there motionless for the longest time. Taking advantage of this opportunity I came up with this photo. His silence and stillness calmed my inner spirit and soon I was caught up with the beauty of dawns unfolding colorful display before me. This made me think.

Whatever amazing feat or incredible achievement that mankind can achieve in this world by the work of his hands, he stands alone and is insignificant in relationship to the wonders of this natural world. One can take these stones and build a castle, or pause for a moment and become enraptured in the beauty and the wonder.

In the upper right corner of the frame the canoes wait to be rented out in a few minutes. I was glad that I had the chance to stand in silence like this man taught me that morning. Enjoy.

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