“Ask me why I go to the mountains. Ask me why, when the rest is tight, the only way is the path. Ask me.

- Why?

- Because in the mountains you can't waste your breath on useless words. You have to keep it to get to the top, and the rest is silence or kind words.

Because the only weight is the backpack. There is no burden on the heart.

Because everyone, if they wish, can reach the top. Just one step after another.

Because you meet people who still find a moment to say goodbye.

Because there are no trappings: there is you and there is your body, which you must keep and take care of, if you want to have the strength. There is the sky with its moods. Don't mess with rain, wind, snow or night. You have to be very careful, and go back to that primitive stage where nature and its movements were part of your life, an integral part of your daily life. You cannot snub nature in the mountains: it pulls you by the sleeve, asks you to look at it, to study it, to be present to it.

In the mountains you can and must be present to yourself, without distractions.

Perhaps this is why, over so many peaks, mobile phones and the internet work in fits and starts… it is nature that tells you:
“Forget the superfluous. Stay with friends. Stay with the animals. Stay with yourself. You don't need anything else".
There are nights like the one just passed when the mountain calls me and does it with a more intense voice than the others. There is a bond between me and the rock, which is not made of strength and resistance, but its texture has always been engraved in my blood with small rivulets of icy air that smear my flesh with inexplicable tremors of love .

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley
    Nov 23, 2021 @ 13:19:45

    Another wonderful post! What’s changed for you? 🌹🙋‍♂️


    • Fairy Queen
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 12:02:24

      Honestly, I don’t know, maybe I detached myself more from the events in the world and I found some peace, maybe nature gave me a silence inside of me that I had been looking for for a long time. I don’t know exactly, believe me, when something happens to me I don’t know how to describe it well with words, at least not as perfectly as I would like.


  2. seekingdivineperspective
    Nov 23, 2021 @ 14:15:42

    Beautiful! You remind me of the Psalmist. “I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2) You’re right, there is a place where you realize cell phones are useless in the big scheme of things.


    • Fairy Queen
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 12:04:18

      I believe we should go back to ourselves, to our hearts, to paper letters, to thoughts written on paper, because these smartphones have made us more sterile and more distant instead of getting closer. I believe that during the day you should have at least some off hours to take time only for yourself, for love, to find each other.


  3. Krista
    Nov 23, 2021 @ 19:01:45

    Lovely ⚘💕


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