Friday, July 6, 2012

Here, now.

yearnings deepened by time,
awakened by promise,
stand still
where water meets the mountains.

here, now,
the future awaits,
and the past remains,
a confluence of time uninterrupted.

There's wisdom in these lakes.

Wisdom swimming in Mirror Lake.

Wisdom and I atop Tom, Dick, and Harry (nice name, huh?!?) Mountain, surrounded by the jewels of the Pacific Northwest- Mt. Hood, Jefferson, Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Rainier. Standing at the summit with only one other hiker, his dogs, and Oregon stretched out around us, we marveled at our luck at living in such a beautiful place. Two people, three dogs, and five stunning peaks finally finding their shine after a long rain.

We took pictures for each other, and then Mark, the other hiker, prepared to head down, but not before offering me some chocolate. As I broke off a piece of the Toblerone, I rearranged the top 10 essential backpacking gear list I composed on the way up to include chocolate #'s 1-9. The world and trail are sweeter with chocolate that's shared.

Wisdom resting at the summit with Mt. Adams in the far distance.

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  1. BEAUTIFUL! And I'm GLAD you took the dog with you! XOXO

  2. Doesn't sound all that different from my hikes in the Alps (Toblerone!). :) Gorgeous words and photos...and glad you're enjoying your summer, SPT!

  3. Thanks you two for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm not sure Mt. Hood lives up to the Alps, but at least we have Toblerone!