The Miracle of Darkness
“The sky above you goes on forever, and the landscape appears as endless as the sky. The world is expansive and you are tiny. All of your problems shrink down to the head of a pin,” writes Melina Coogan. “This is why places like this matter–places like Great Smoky Mountain National Park: they give us perspective.”
Just months after Melina got married, she walked out of a doctor’s office with a sobering health diagnosis. Today, for the second episode of our Mileposts series, we travel with her to Great Smoky National Park to see what perspective we can take home.
You can find more of Melina’s writing at: thewildercoast.com
Music: If Walls Could Talk by Jacob Bain & Nis Kotto • Labyrinth by Kai Engel • Sunset by Kai Engel • paranoiaXI by The Fucked Up Beat • Something by Kai Engel • Past the Sun by The Cassettes • I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor by Chris Zabriskie
Tracks provided by Free Music Archive and Jacob Bain.