Washington State

If you ever want to feel both small and quite large, hike the Syncline along the Columbia River. 

A painted movie-set backdrop of a place, you'll see the Scottish Highlands, a windy forest path, New England boulders, fields of sunflowers, patchwork farms and the crater on the moon. Lupine, cornflower, columbine, daises, flowering fennel bloomed, along with hundreds of west coast unrecognizables.

Being there somehow softened me, and back in the city, I still think about this view. Till we meet again, Washington.