Sources: Caleb Caudle & Hanging Rock State Park
As a part of our Sources series with Mountain Valley Spring Water, Caleb Caudle went back to a continuous source of inspiration for his life and music in his home state of North Carolina. Read Caudle’s own words on Hanging Rock State Park below.
There are certain roads you go down throughout your life that don't change much. Maybe a stoplight is added, or a restaurant changes hands and it’s just not the same as it once was, or a gas station closes down with their sign left untouched only to remind you of how cheap things used to be.
The road I'm thinking of leads to Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury, NC. Since I was a teen, it has been a place I go to seek inspiration. I’m calmed by its endless beauty. The mountains stand proud and tall, comforting me as the rest of the world seems to go swiftly by. I feel so small amongst them. They remind me not to get caught up in myself, and to look around, to stay grateful. I go live my life, travel the world, meet new people, eat new foods, and then return home with a newfound appreciation of what once seemed like a given. The road hasn’t changed. I have.
Hanging Rock State Park means something different to me now than it did 15 years ago, and if I'm lucky, it will mean something different to me in 15 years from now. The wind blows, the water flows yet the mountains remain. The storms of life shape me, but the mountains stay true. A constant reminder of stability. - Caleb Caudle