The Mountain Is Out

Mount Rainier is a majestic otherworldly presence that towers over Seattle. With cloudy days outnumbering sunny days, it's often obscured; but on a clear day, most everyone — even TV weather forecasters — talks about "the mountain being out today," as if it were the sun. Linda Wertheimer asks people on the street about their relationship with the mountain, as a landmark, as inspiration, as a higher being. We also hear the poetry of Seattle poet Denise Levertov, who wrote about Mount Rainier in many of her collections.

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