Life presents us with many struggles, one of the worst being the difficulty in finding one's direction. Whether it be through finding your path in life, how to avoid being swallowed up by your own thoughts, or just coming up with an opening sentence, we all are lost from time to time. It appears that I have been at a junction of the three until now. An object at rest tends to stay at rest, so finding the inspiration for adventure was a necessity. However, I did not expect it to arrive so suddenly. That is one of the many joys of friendship. There are others, just like you, who are also lost. Fortunately some possess more of a drive than others, and jump in absolute glee at the suggestion of an excursion up north.
A little over an hour away from home and miles away from your struggles, there was a town embedded in the mountains. I had been there a few times before, but only for the sake of a college visit or a trip with family. Friends are also family, but a different kind. We're all strangers and siblings, constantly learning new things about each other but sharing a bond woven through trials and joys. Together you can walk along the beaten path and through dark tunnels to find the pieces each of you have lost. If you are one who needs a schedule to live, or are lost in a sea of troubles, take a chance and say yes to uncertainty. Accept it, and in doing so take the time to discover a new fragment of your person. Whether it be mountain towns, forests, cities, or just about anywhere other than where you are now, go there when you are lost, and bring your friends.
Open your mind, be brave, and be kind.
To See With One's Body and Soul
This blog documents all of my adventures, as well as my development into an artist, writer, and a better person.