Cliffs | Crescent Bar, WA | January 2020

“You want to get to the top of the cliff. But that’s not what you focus on immediately. You focus on the next ledge just beyond your reach, because you need to do one clever and necessary thing to get up there. Then, once you’re there, you do it again. A lot of this is boring and unglamorous. But you can’t jump up cliffs in a single bound.”

— Mathematician Terence Tao

[In photo: Basalt cliffs rise above the community of Crescent Bar, a recreation spot on the Columbia River.]