The picture of me is from our August two week hiking trip to New Hampshire this year. I am hiking down the Tuckerman's Ravine trail off of Mt. Washington.
For me mountains are a metaphor for my life.
- An ascent that at first looks smooth turns out to have unseen dips and ridges and valleys.
- The higher you climb, the thicker the weeds, the harder it is to breathe.
- You need a clear vision of where you're going if you want to avoid getting disoriented by the clouds that roll in and block your view.
- You have to be determined to make it to the top. Otherwise every slip, stumble, and fall will give you an excuse to turn around and head home.