Trails

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds”Edward Abbey

They say the top of the world is a lonely place. They also say it’s a dangerous place to be, mostly because, even though the view is amazing, you can’t really see how high you’ve climbed.

But maybe it’s all an illusion. Maybe we never reach the top, we just think we do. Maybe life’s just a road, and there are no destinations: an endless journey towards an imaginary destination. When it’s good, when it feels good, we’re on top; the world is ours. When it’s bad, really bad, we’ve reached rock bottom. And we want to go up, where nothing can hurt us anymore.

Let me ask you a simple question: the easy way or the hard way? The shortcut or that crooked, winding, lonesome, and dangerous trail? The struggle or the victory? What makes you really happy?

7 thoughts on “Trails

  1. Me personally? It would have to be the road that challenges me. I may not like it at first but in the end, I’ll have gained so much more than frustration. Something that will match the recompense of my time and my tears.

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  2. To me I feel I search more for a feeling of contentment than happiness. Happiness is fleeting…the arrival at one goal before you see the next. Contentment is my base level of life satisfaction. I look to raise my contentment to make all journeys more enjoyable.

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  3. If I had to choose the easy way or the hard one, I’ll will surely choose the hard way. So that I won’t regret the path that will challenge and give me that spirit to pursue the fate that leads my way. . .

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