This beautiful image (the logo for this site) was created by Eli. It was for a tattoo he hoped to get at some future time.
He explained to me that it was a stylized representation of Seneca Rocks, viewed by starlight. We visited Seneca together several times and camped at the National Forest campground. On a clear light the stars shine brightly over the iconic cliffs where we used to climb together.
I have written elsewhere about out first trip to Seneca. We returned several times over the years and had more than one adventure.
For me, Seneca has always felt like a center of vital energy – of inspiration to reach for the stars. Perhaps Eli’s choice of this image signified that the place, or the time we spent together there, had a similar meaning for him.
I don’t know. But I do know that his short life was an inspiration to many other people. I hope our logo may signify that to you too.
Image source: Charleston Daily Mail/Pinterest