Right there, and breathing

Look not at what you couldn’t do.

Look at what you didn’t and why.

Look not at what you were.

Look at what you have become.

Look, and climb on, the summit’s right there somewhere.

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from tcu.edu
from tcu.edu
* Towards climbing tall mountains.
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11 thoughts on “Right there, and breathing”

    1. I wouldn’t call it demeaning, considering I first began blogging to ‘popularise’ my few words of self-conscious wisdom immortalised on my less-than perfect photographs fashioned as desktop wallpapers. That was then and this is now. The desire for being a ‘pop’ icon is the only thing unchanged. 🙂

  1. After some recent rock-climbing, the word I love best here is the final “somewhere”. It’s been a while, and what I remembered is that while climbing you need to focus on what’s right in front of you, not the summit – even if you’re only climbing 300 feet. 😉

    1. Right you are, Linda. I don’t remember achieving much if my eyes were focused on the invisible summit. Goes to show that it helps to be deliberately myopic sometimes. It might do me some good to remember I wrote this in my book — Don’t let your faith relax you into inertia! Keep trying! For the highest mountains aren’t climbed while looking at the mountaintop and gauging the distance left.

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