Mountains are best viewed at a distance,
despite humanity's "closer is better" bias.
Up close, one is invariably in a cloud,
looking at an undifferentiated mass
ice -- granite -- snow -- fog.
One may climb a mountain
to see other mountains in the distance,
but standing eye-to-rock with a mountain
offers little spectacle & grandeur.
Massive things can be too close to see.
I wonder whether I'm also
better viewed from a distance.
Not everything is.
Consider the opposite mistake:
People say things such as,
"My Great White Whale is out there."
But Great White Whales are
always found looking inward --
not out in the distance.