to be happy
you will swim away along the soft trails
for hours, your imagination
And if your spirit
carries within it
that is heavier than lead--
if it's all you can do
to keep on trudging--
there is still
somewhere deep within you
a beast shouting that the earth
is exactly what it wanted
from "Morning Poem" by Mary Oliver
Sometimes you need to drive away from the place you spend your daily life. Just for a short trip.
Lake Chadwick, Newburgh NY:
Stroll through Washington's Headquarters:
Made it to Boiceville, NY by sunset.
Sunrise the next morning:
Did you ever have a day that was like, I JUST CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY WAY TO TELL ANYONE?!
Maybe Thomas Merton did.
Here are some shots from the Wittenberg-Cornell-Slide Trail:
|View from the top.|
|Signed into this registry. It's the only mark I left behind,|
|No cell service for 48 hours. Wrote in a journal instead.|
Warmed up at Bread Alone: