The Three Rules of Mountaineering
It’s always further than it looks.
It’s always taller than it looks.
And it’s always harder than it looks.
– Author Unknown
Fifty years of life is like is a lot like mountaineering. There are the days when you feel like you are on top of the world, and others where everything feels like an uphill slog. You might lose your way or encounter unexpected avalanches. If you’ve got a few decades under your belt, you’ve no doubt experienced incredible highs and epic disasters. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best: Life is a journey not a destination.
Happy Birthday, Big Papa! Whether we’re at 17,000 feet in Tibet or down at sea level in Seattle, being with you sure is grand. Wishing you many, many more trips around the sun.
And Happy Birthday U.S.A.! From ev’ry mountainside, let freedom ring.
Take the road less traveled, Beth