What I Learned on the Plateau

20160722_175130Knowledge is knowing that there is a difference between the undulating black mounds of the lichen, and those of the frozen moss.

It is knowing that the latter will provide you with a good grip on the smooth granite, and the former, a swift fall to your ass.

Wisdom is knowing that,
with knowing that,
it’s my own fault when I fall.

It’s kinda simple.

And what goes for the lichen and the moss? That goes for people, too.

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Five days filled with the immediate moment, the eternal present. Now.
No question: negotiating the  wild is a form of meditation.
If your mind wanders, your feet get wet in the snowmelt, and that’ll bring you back to the moment fast.

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