Free of the compulsion to go to the top of the hill

Today, I stopped half way up the Mt. Si haystack. After walking all the way up the better Mt. Si trail – from Little Si.

And, it was not agony to turn around!


Sure, I’ve been to that top before.

Sure, there’s really nothing to see there that can’t be seen from below.

Sure, the sun was going down and I knew that there was a 100% chance I’d be crawling down the thing in the dark if I went the last 100+ feet.

Sure, I gotta remember to take not 1, but 2 extra shirts on hikes now.

Sure, I didn’t have a coin to put there.

But none of that counts.

I felt freedom.

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