The hike to the top, step by step as a mantra repeats on my lips. The edge so close. The top so far. The end so near. The ledge could make me dizzy… but this walk fills me with courage. The determination to reach exquisite heights, it calls into the deepest part of my soul. And the lake at the summit with endless views of earth miles all around me, humbles my own sense of existence leaving me clear and filled w the light of life.