Some people say life is a river. I think it’s more like a mountain.
It has its ups…
It can be glorious.
Fraught with fire…
No one can climb it for you.
But, oh, what a trip.
As you find your way…
…the climb can be difficult.
The right path isn’t always clear.
But there will be beauty all around you. In little things….
…or stretched out before you in all its grandeur.
In Hawaii they say love is like fog–there is no mountain on which it does not rest.
May there be friends to share the journey.
…to make you smile…
…to guide you…
…and support you.
Life is a delicate balance, a precious jewel, a piece of work.
Yes, look before you leap…
…and wear the proper footwear.
But as the saying goes, we don’t trip on mountains. We trip on molehills.
All words and images c2013 Naomi Baltuck
NAOMI BALTUCK ~ is a Contributing Editor and Resident Storyteller here at Bardo. She is a world-traveler and an award-winning writer, photographer, and story-teller whose works of fiction and nonfiction are available through Amazon HERE. Naomi presents her wonderful photo-stories – always interesting and rich with meaning and humor – at Writing Between the Lines, Life from the Writer’s POV. She also conducts workshops such as Peace Porridge (multicultural stories to promote cooperation, goodwill, and peaceful coexistence), Whispers in the Graveyard (a spellbinding array of haunting and mysterious stories), Tandem Tales, Traveling Light Around the World, and others. For more on her programs visit Naomi Baltuck.com