The Valley of Many Names

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No matter what happens,

No matter the forsaken grief that envelopes your heart and your being as you endeavor to live

Always remember to walk in the valley of life and to acknowledge all who have walked here and all who are yet to tread upon this sacred ground

We all must make this trek

But to all who have tread before us and to all who are yet to promenade through in the wake of what trailblazing we leave behind

We must always remember to walk in the valley of life, to keep it alive, for it holds a collective memory of a nation.

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The Black Peak

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Towards a limitless cloudy sky, where the clouds hang beneath your feet in mercy of a day’s end, the gaze is drawn upward to the distant long summit. One could measure the tips of the mountaintops peak to peak with their small hands. Minuscule they stand, those tiny mounds. Yet up close they tower high, peaks in clouds in mystery and shroud, far and high, they reside.

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