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The shape of a mountain can be as individual as a person's face, first seen as a distant two-dimensional image which looms up as it is approached, then vanishing and coming back into sight as one meanders through its buttressing ridges and forked valleys. Mountains have a multi-faceted nature that is gradually revealed by observation from different points.
Each point of view brings jie^ understanding.
Longer communing with a mountain brings a special significance. Later when the mountain recedes into the distance, it will be recognisable even as an undistinguished peak in a horizon of mountains.