It’s better to descend than ascend.
So first you must reach the top and claim victory.
Nope, victory is overrated.
Besides, who says victory is at the summit?
I agree “summit” is a state of mind; however, the high road provides the best view.
The high road is windy and cold. Stay below for the bright forsythia and green moss.
There is great comfort in closeness and confined quarters, but it is the horizon that provides direction and is best viewed from an apex position.
The sun rises just over the deck. No reason to worry about that pesky horizon.
Some see the horizon nearer than others. The sun rises and starts new each day, climbing high in the sky and only setting when it is time to rest; until rising again. Climb, Sun.
I see the sunrise on the deck.
The moon, too.
You know why?
Because you gave them to me.
All of them.
Sun, clouds, wind, stars…
Time to climb in bed…