Outliving

A man once gave advice to those who read what he wrote.  He encouraged people to be as he was a ‘half-hearted activist’.  The man was talking about not victory as most measure it.  The Victory Ed was talking about was the victory of using your freedom.  Victory is not letting others define you and not trying to define them.

This last weekend I was pretty exhausted.  I was dead tired and pretty unhappy with the world or at least what’s happening to it.  Erin and I went on a backpacking trip for three days in the Holy Cross Wilderness area.  It was a trip that didn’t go as planned.  The trip was beautiful.  Solitude.  Peace.  A quiet conversation with a stranger about mountains, camping, the land around us.

Fight with laughter and rage but also fight simply by being.

 

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