morning ritual, Glacier Peak Wilderness

morning ritual, Glacier Peak Wilderness

I climb the road to Cold Mountain,
The road to Cold Mountain that never ends.
The valleys are long and strewn with stones;
The streams broad and banked with thick grass.
Moss is slippery, though no rain has fallen;
Pines sigh but it is not the wind.
Who can break from the snares of the world
And sit with me among the white clouds?
— Han-shan, Cold Mountain, Chapter 40

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