University of Virginia
Big Sky Country
Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?
Everyone has that unforgettable experience that they would like to capture and relive. For some, this may be a certain day; for others, it may be a special event. For me, though, it is a place that I hold near and dear that constantly reminds me of how much I enjoy visiting "Big Sky Country." Montana has certain characteristics that when you take notice of them you feel the true power that the natural world has to offer. I haven't been able to pinpoint the source of this feeling, whether it is the crisp, cool, and clean air, or the soothing sounds of nature in its most elemental form. Everything about the atmosphere of Montana captures all of one's senses, and leads them on a journey into what feels like a world without cares, or perhaps what Lewis and Clark experienced seeing the Rockies for the first time. It is the feel of the radiant sun and the effect the boundless sky has on one's perception of their own significance that is the essence of Montana herself.
In what seems to be a very calm and relaxed state, I occasionally find myself doing nothing more than gazing off into the distance which is filled with untamed sagebrush, wild grasses, and small gravel roads. Aside from just gazing, I enjoy hiking and blazing new trails...
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