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This view of the Tetons reminds me of Gary Snyder's writing about Dogen's "Mountains and Rivers Sutra." Snyder tells us "the compound 'mountains and waters' . . . is the straightforward term for landscape. Landscape painting is 'mountains and waters pictures' . . . One does not need to be a specialist to observe that landforms are a play of stream-cutting and ridge-resistance and that waters and hills interpenetrate in endlessly branching rhythms. The Chinese feel for land has always incorporated this sense of a dialectic of rock and water, of downward flow and rocky uplift, and of the dynamism and 'slow flowing' of earth-forms." This may be why Dogen also wrote that "the mountains are constantly walking." These words make sense to me when I look at the Tetons . . .