Photo: the top of Bluff Knoll, it had been on my bucket list for decades, and with Jon, made it to the top in 2016, an accomplishment relished.
It looked like this for 80% of the climb, a hard slog.
“Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.” Marcus Aurelius
Life Is Never Solitary (Despite The Hype)
Would you always have it easy street,
or would you face the slough and slope
Crags as character,
crevasse as challenge,
boulders as mirror to true the Self,
where anger becomes a fading rhetoric,
and tears release without remorse,
with confidence at twenty-twenty.
To place the pitons of trust,
as you negotiate, transversely,
the rugged terrain of relationships,
while fear merely companions,
urging you on to greater feats,
if you would but grasp the rope,
to finally reach the top,
and see the scope of the venture,
knowing that the accomplishment
is worth everything,
but that it is never a solitary
©Paul Vincent Cannon