I Love Rocks, Reason #489
You know that feeling when you've been trying a problem for years, it's felt impossible in the past, and then one day, unexpectedly, you climb it? That feeling has an itinerant sibling which rarely comes around: the feeling of trying an undone project for years, and then one day, unexpectedly, you climb it.
There's something about the uncertaintly around a slice of rock that's never been climbed before... it's a vindication of the vision that a line is possible, of the time and creative energy that went into cleaning it, working it.
Right now, I feel this feeling. Also, I have wonder at the artistic and creative potential of climbing rocks.