Tall, majestic, enduring. These are great qualities to inspire us.
Obstacles. In the way. Less exciting. But inspiring nonetheless — if we let the challenge settle…
And perhaps, we might see them as less than in the way, and more the way.
The way to Peace lies over the mountains. Even in the flat lands there are mountains between Peace and us. We must negotiate them to get to the Peace we want.
So no, I don’t climb mountains for recreation or because they are there. I climb them because the perspective can change my life, the way inspires me to adapt and the companionship (or the promise of it) encourages me to continue.
There is Beauty. There is Hope. There is Challenge. And always, always, always, there is Peace.