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Thunder beyond the Arch II

Thunder beyond the Arch II

Chimes of Freedom in Yellowstone. My nights were set on fire, by a stunning Milky Way, by a display of the Aurora Borealis, and the next day, a symphony of lightning. I followed it down from Mammoth Hot Springs, to the town of Gardiner, Yellowstone's North entrance. Here, there's the famous Roosevelt arch, with its famous words: "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People". Not these words however came to my mind, when the lightning was flashing, but the ones of my favorite artist, Bob Dylan. He wrote:

"Far between the finished sundown an' midnight's broken toll
We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing
As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds
Seeming the be the chimes of freedom flashing"

The sky was put in a great variety of colors, for seconds, giving a display of nature's power and its great effects. My mind went to 1995 when the first wolves came through this very arch to be reintroduced. Chimes for their freedom, as the lightning kept going.

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