An Ode to Climbing

Leo Tolstoy famously said, “Everyone wants to change the world, but no one wants to change themselves.”

I say, “Fuck the world.  Climb a mountain, change yourself.”

An ode to climbing.

Huffing
Puffing
Spitting
Grunting
Wheezing
Hacking
Learning
Fighting…
Climbing.

climbing4
Dripping
Stopping
Leaning
Starting
Slipping
Pursuing
Persisting
Grinding…
Climbing.

Climbing1

Sighing
Lying
Spitting
Sliding
Slipping
Doubting
Dying
Trying…
Climbing.

climbing3

Searching
Finding
Leaving
Arriving
Attacking
Maintaining
Peaking
Surviving…
Climbing.

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