because some days you lose sight of your direction. you climb. you wake at first light. you point to the nearest peak. and you climb.
because some days you have to pick yourself up and look at the world anew. you climb. you have to breathe hard to get there. you feel an aching in your bones. because some days you have to look back at where you came from to know where you're going next. you climb.
because some weeks in winter you have stayed too long sheltered. you climb. you feel the cold air in your lungs and the cold rain on your face. and it's so good.
such sweet relief when the body moves. up and out. step by step. you move. because.