This picture was taken on the way to Ducks Lake near Mammoth Lakes. We stopped at the upper lake and at the foot of Ducks pass. I watched a group heading up the pass on horseback and from a distance they looked like tiny little needle heads, slowly moving up the switchbacks of the trail. You could easily lose them if you took your eyes off for a moment.
I promised to return to climb the pass another time, but I’m beginning to wonder if this will be possible this year. The snow continues to fall in the Sierra and I’m sure the pass is buried under a thick snow cover. Tonight I almost feel a sense of nostalgia as I realize I might not get another chance because I might run out of time waiting for another year.
And yet there is another lesson and reminder when it comes to life. We wait all of our life…..and we put things off.
We wait for the right moment, the right timing, until things are better, until we can afford it, until, until, until. Tonight I ponder the “until” and to not give it that much flexibility over my life. We never know what chances we will have in the future and if we get another try. Maybe, just maybe we shouldn’t always so patiently wait for the “until”, but with every fiber of our being push towards the “just make it happen”.
And tonight I think about my friend Kyle who is preparing for his triple crown victory and the adventure of a lifetime. I will make a new post soon of how we crossed paths by accident and what an inspiration he has been in my life. I do believe like minded souls are meant to meet and help each other along the way. To inspire and give strength, to help make dreams come true and to give us that much needed kick if we need it. Make it happen sooner then later he would say because after all the journey is the destination.