Prestidigitation

What is fear without a rush? What of confidence without doubt? What is ecstasy without melancholy? What of silence without song? It’s the great emotional sleight of hand, the divulging of one and sublimation of the other. It’s the perfect sentimental illusion. Proffering grandness while shrinking another. What is anger without meekness? What of love without […]

Lessons from the Trail (II)

After my meeting with Billy Goat, and a longer than normal rest period, I continued south on the AT. I was well fueled, and felt well rested, though I had only hiked between seven and eight miles.  When I would do dayhikes, my feelings of fatigue only showed themselves after twelve or thirteen miles.  Admittedly, […]