Wednesday, June 22, 2011
choices: now and later
Last week at the summit, I looked at her and told her how much I was loving that moment together and thanked her for taking such good care of herself. This is why I want to honor my body with whole foods and exercise and rest, I reminded myself. I want to stand on top of a mountain with Lily in 25 years and snap goofy pictures on our iPhones - or whatever space-age gadgets we have by then. (I'm not showing you the goofy pictures we snapped last week because i look like Mr. Ed on sedatives ... not cute)
All the choices my mom made when she was twenty, thirty, forty five - they're all trickling down, mattering to me, now. Her energy and vigor make my life richer and brighter. Her strength makes my burdens lighter. It is joyful to stand on top of a mountain with her, knowing it was our own legs and lungs that carried us to the top. She matches me step for step. We even ran a (tiny) bit of the way. She's amazing.
Gotta get to bed. As much as I love our morning hikes, it is always hard for me to pry my heavy eyelids open and drag my lazy bones out of bed.