According the U.N., today is international mountain day.
Once, a girl asked me what my interests were, and my first response was Mountains. She scoffed, and asked what that even meant. If you don’t know, you don’t know.
Mountains, and the wild places they lord over, have had an effect on me matched only by their size. They provide a focal point for many, or most, of the things I care about.
They focus art and creativity, attention and effort.
They build the strongest bonds of friendship.
They sharpen skills, and people.
So here’s to them, and all the things they bring us.