the lights that shine behind the mountain
the mountains where I live enchant me. we’re a little far from them, yet against the sky they look beyond gorgeous. sunsets draw a glowy outline on its peaks.
however, this beautiful view from down in the valley also makes me wonder how someone climbs a mountain. it’s just so tall and vast. how does one go about it?
then I recall standing at a trailhead in paradise springs this past summer– it doesn’t really look so much like a mountain anymore! you only see a trail that’s definitely not as big a problem.
of course, it will take a lot of work to not twist your ankles and not slide on the dirt and not got bitten by snakes or insects. but I had never realized that sometimes climbing a mountain just means stepping up a trail. step by step.
it is here you see the crevices where the sun likes to hide. it is here you see what makes a mountain so beautiful. it is here you see that
the top is so worth it.
(now’s our time to make the climb.)
a lot of times when I miss somebody close to me, I listen for a long time to a song that reminds me of them. (ie my summer song- all of the stars)
currently listening to viva la vida.