Thoughts in Flight // Mountains

While on my flight from Phoenix, AZ to SLC, Utah // Thoughts after seeing a view like this one. Thoughts for you thoughts, brought to you by yours truly.

Mountains

Towering over what lies below

Some with their white caps and

Peaks of majesty.

They’re nothing but mere

crevices and cracks,

Borders without start or finish

One with the ground

With roots deep

And shadows long.

We look up and say

How high?

How far are they?

What must one do

To reach

To see

To hear

What lies above

And on the other side?

Hopeless

Reachless

And powerless we feel

When our perspective

So small

And our mountains

So real.

Yet from this perspective

With the wing, sky, and haze

One can see

The peaks

The valleys

The streams

The snow-capped ridges.

The sun-catching

the Rocky formations

With their shadows and

Their crevices

Their start

Their finish.

We look down and say

How high?

I can see the heights

How far are they?

I can see their expansion

What must one do

To reach

To see

To hear

What lies below

And on the other side?

Look down and follow the paths

created by the craters and valleys,

Or climb o’er the reachings

But here we can see

All of that which lies below

From this perspective

With the wing, sky, and haze,

However we still find

ourselves stuck

in this perspective.

We look up to the sky

And say

How high?

How far?

What must one do

To reach

To see

To hear

What lies above

and on the other side?

Yet we saw from the other perspective

to the mountains below,

One can see

The peaks

The valleys

The streams

The snow-capped ridges

The sun-catching rocky formations

With their shadows

Their crevices

Their start

Their finish.

So as we look up and question

How high?

How far are you?

And the others,

He answers

How high?

As high as you can imagine

Yet closer than your very thoughts

How far?

As far as you can imagine

Yet closer than your very breath.

What must one do

To reach

To see

To hear

What lies above

And on the other side?

See from a new perspective

The mountains chosen for you.

 

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