Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Possession

"If you possess something but you can't give it away, then you don't possess it... It possesses you."
Frank Sinatra

Yesterday was packed with lessons learned on the PCT. Exhaustion as a result of a huge mile day, found me at Kennedy Meadows (Sonora).



It was the descent down to Highway 108 & Sonora Pass that taught me about possessions. I was crossing an area where snow covered the trail for 20-30 feet and took a risky angle. In moments I was sliding and tumbling down a steep slope of snow and ice. My pack and I came to a stop just two feet from a huge drop off. Bloodied and disoriented I came to my feet.



A roughed up leg and a lost trekking pole.
Total lost for the 1st 1000+ miles, iPhone , sunglasses , trekking pole and some skin.

But, even with all that, I am living life, enjoying the world and looking forward to tomorrow. Possessions will come and go, but life, life has no guarantees.




Live like it counts, it does ....
Rabbit on the PCT

2 comments:

  1. nice post. Nothing like a near death experinece to throw life into perspective!

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  2. nice post. Nothing like a near death experinece to throw life into perspective!

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