Monthly Archives: March 2014
Ever upward I climbed, effortlessly, pain and fatigue I had none.
With each passing foot of altitude, I could feel I was getting nearer to something special, something I’d longed for.
Some special knowledge or awareness?
All I knew was that I was being drawn upward.
I climbed that mountain so high that I entered a layer of clouds. Although I could see very little in the murky fog, I was still drawn upward toward the enticing unknown.
It seemed a long time I climbed through the gray murk and although my earthly vision was limited, I was not afraid.
As if the fulfillment of a lifetime or more of longing would be my reward when I reached my destination.
Finally, there was more light above me and I was drawn more powerfully upward.
Soon it was so bright I began to shield my eyes.
When I finally stepped up above that cloud into the bright unfiltered sunshine, I was blinded for a time, and had to cover my eyes.
My eyes adjusted and I beheld the most amazing beauty in that azure sky, and I knew that I was in the presence of my maker. I bathed and basked in warmth of unconditional love and acceptance.
I looked around and discovered there were many, many other mountain peaks reaching through the clouds, yearning for their creator.
And then I noticed something that did not surprise me, but rather made me feel the warm embrace of the Almighty even more than before.
On top of each mountain was a man or woman, seemingly enjoying the same moment as I.
Hundreds and thousands, for as far as I could see and beyond, from all walks and all faiths, each having passed through that final cloud bank and reaching the summit of their mountain in the same way I had made it to mine.
By following their own personal path.
The lovely watercolor is courtesy of the fabulous Alba Escayo. More of her work can be seen at albaescayo.com.
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