The lure of the mountains pulls at the indomitable human spirit. Asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory simply stated “Because it’s there.” Mallory and his companion Sandy Irvine disappeared in June 1924 trying to ascend Everest. Another mountaineer saw them climb into clouds near the summit, and reported “When last seen, he was still climbing.” A fitting epitaph for a great adventure.
Looking at the photograph, is there any part of you that would love to explore the mountain by climbing that stream rising into the misty cold heights?
It is possible that only a handful of people have ever been up that valley- or perhaps no human feet have ever walked that way. It’s there.
Maybe your response is to look at this picture and think “my life is facing challenges and trouble. I don’t know how I will ever get over this.”
Retired, married to Juliet, and a Christian who loves books, writing, music, nature, gardening, and photography. I'm exploring prayer and spirituality, using my photos to reflect on God and how faith fits into real life: and I hope to stimulate and encourage others to meet with Jesus.
Health really matters- and you value it most when there is a risk of losing it! I was unexpectedly diagnosed with colonic cancer, and had successful surgery late in 2019. Love the NHS, God bless them). I am still living with a life-changing condition of fibromyalgia and trying to support others with this illness and other "invisible illnesses." Life has been changed but hope burns eternal. Faith has a deep relevance in good times and tough ones, in sickness and in health. God has been good in my life and has been with me in all these varied experiences.
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