We had to get to the top.
She instilled a sense of urgency about getting there.
There was a lot of huffing and puffing, the climb was exacting for two people at our advanced age but she was driven to get there.
She was like that when she became determined. There was no stopping her and logic was never a factor.
So on we went, struggling to put one foot in front of the other, heads down realising this was a much bigger effort than we imagined.
“What’s there?” I gasped.
“The other side,” she replied never missing a beat.
And suddenly there it was. The other side.
“Don’t you feel a sense of achievement?” she asked.
By this time I was sitting down, ever so grateful for the seat some kind soul had put there. There were no words between my gasps of exhaustion.
Written for: https://crispinakemp.com/2022/01/12/crimsons-creative-challenge-166/
A vivid telling of the tale Michael
Perhaps it will be easier to roll down the hill on the way home 🤔
That could be a solution
Love it, Michael. I climbed that bank
Thanks Crispina was it worth the effort?
Um. No. By then the clouds had covered the sun and it was a dull vista. But that slight & short exertion of climbing, that was worth it
I could feel every step as I read your tale.
I felt like you were describing me when I try to attempt a mountainous climb with my bad knees. The view had better be fabulous if I do make it up. ~~~ : – )
Nicely done, Micheal. This was a very enjoyable read. Have a wonderful day … Isadora 😎
Thanks isadora hope you are doing well.
Yes, I am recovered and continuing to be safe. Have a wonderful weekend …