|lonesome pass, apr 2015|
standing at the top in the center of the wind it gently lifted me everywhere it wanted to go. I felt identified, whole, empty, a part of the rest of me. perhaps that is why I can often not discern fixed labels for my identity. after all of these peak experiences alone I don't need shortcuts like drugs or some solid image of myself upon which to rely. I understand we are all everything. this knowledge does not support a construction of a finite identity and it reveals my soul's most basic qualities. I am resourceful and calm, capable of anything when I am alone.
then my brain took on the activity of the wind, blowing everywhere without hindrance or a sense of belonging. I know what my body is for and I know why I've chosen this experience today. so as they danced I locked my heels down with four satisfying clicks and pointed it downhill using the lowest couple hundred feet as a slalom time trial with melted out rocks and pines as flags.
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