There are often two ways to reach a summit. There is the direct road, balancing on narrow ledges, overcoming the fear of precipes trusting the thin rope, and your companion’s skill. It’s a road that require bravery equipment and friends. You are dependent on the fortune of good weather and if you fail the end is near. Once up you will be celebrated as a hero, not so much for reaching the summit but for savvy and bravery. Then there is the other road, the road you can walk, the slow road where you can stop and take a good look over the abyss. You will meet the brave one at the top, and as he look at you with disdain, you smile while you tighen your belt and offer him a cup of coffee. Afterwards you both walk down in mutual respect of the mountain.
on your way down –
gentle road to safety
Edelweiss is found
Linked to Carpe Diem. Today it’s world poetry day and I thought I’d write something at least.
March 21, 2014