There seems to be a widely shared childhood memory - of lying in fields of grass, on blankets in city parks or on a beach oceanside watching as the clouds float by. With every passing moment recognizable shapes appear, morph and, in the same breath, vanish forever. I like to think that this is our first lesson in impermanence. The state of Texas, narwal or anatomically questionable bunny that our minds and other nature build together will not last forever. We understand that and call out to our loved ones to appreciate these fleeting moments before they are gone forever. As we grow, this lesson prevails but oftentimes the sentiment is lost, we work hard though good times, rush to the finish line without appreciating the journey failing to remember that these perfect moments are finite. In the hard times we get caught, stuck in ruts of negative self talk or maybe the crux of your hike takes seemingly forever as you lay down on the knife edge and cry your eyes out. As all things that have come before, these too shall pass. Life is finite, the good moments are gone too fast - appreciate them, the tough times are seemingly endless - learn from them.
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Some photos, from what feels like a lifetime ago, one of my favourite days in the mountains. Eating snacks with great friends and watching the clouds meander through the valley revealing a new perspective of an over-photographed lake.
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