We spend more time going up the mountain
and coming down the mountain
than we spend at the top of the mountain.
Yet all our attention is drawn
to the top of the mountain,
all our dreams
are of panoramic vistas,
all our thoughts
are of how to get there sooner,
stay there longer,
go back again.
Perhaps we are only allowed one mountain top
per lifetime and how we savour it
is left to us to decide.