3 weeks ago
When I was a younger man, I felt like a glacier. Big, white and utterly stuck with a gorgeous view and no way to get to it. I saw a fate planned out for me well in advance and I fought the reality that all I could ever hope to do was sit there and melt.
And then, I did.
I melted down into a river, raging and water falling over whatever might stand in my path, breaking dams until I’d come to some immovable force, at which point is simply side step around or cut through the mountain a tunnel on my way, forever running but really always just running away from that frozen trap I saw as my youth.
These days I feel like the ocean. Massive and powerful, able to travel the world but still looking back at the past and wondering if I’ll ever have that mountain view again, if I’ll ever feel the energy that comes with cascading downhill trying to figure out who I’ll be one day.
I don’t know where things go from here, but I suppose if I’m lucky the sun will come around and set me free again, into some next phase of life where I’ll wisp away my days as a cloud, floating across the earth unbound by ebbs and hills, elevation and the moon’s whim. Until one day I decide it’s time to rain and start the whole thing all over again.
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