Step by step, the mountains approach. A half an hour ago, they looked exactly the same as they do now, but only two days ago, I didn't even know they existed. I heard about them, but I didn't see them.
Majestic. Awe-inspiring, Holding up the sky.
Man, I have to climb them!
Part of me wants to give up. Part of me wants to move off the trail and lie down and wiggle my toes in the long grass.
But I'm not going to.
I'm going to climb the mountains like I planned. I'm going to keep moving forward. I'm going to use my hands to climb and one day, with God's help, I'll stand at the top. I'll reach up and grab a star and put it in a bottle. It will be the light of my house. It will be a gift to my wife. It will be blessing that killed me to get it.
I will return a different man than I was when I left.
The old me, the one that wants to lie down and wiggle my toes in the grass, will cease to exist, and only Jonathan the mountain conquerer will be left. Jonathan the star catcher. Jonathan the light bringer. Jonathan the God truster.
One day. Just you wait and see.
Setting Sun - Sun Setting in SoCal...I forget where exactly.....
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