Genius Loci ~ The Spirit of New Zealand
Genius Loci is known as the "spirit of a place". This place varies from person to person but most commonly is felt within the accompaniment of nature. Nature is where I feel encompased with spirit, both that of nature and my own, washing through me with euphoria as tides wash earthen sand on the shore.
My Genius Loci is here, half-way across the world on coupled islands by the name of New Zealand. It's where the oceans whisper, the skies glow, and the mountains sing. It was there where every area I explored, stumbled upon, conquered-in that moment-was where I was supposed to be.
Conquered... Uphill 17km to my death, I stopped to explore a little flora to revive my will, to reach to top—the way to my realization of life.
A challenge to see it all, but a yearning and drive to be on top--literally on the top of the world, just a little closer to heaven, a little closer to where I felt whole.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD
My Genius Loci, where I know myself best.
Just a little closer to heaven...