After the events of the past several weeks - when tests indicated there was something wrong with my heart but then the cardiologist informed me that we can hopefully work to stave off any future damage - I sense a new lease on life. Yesterday, during my hike up in the high country, I felt especially grateful to be able to continue my mountain wanderings. At several points during the beautiful snowy trek, I found myself crying in gratefulness to still have the opportunity to be immersed in and penetrated by such immense beauty. I know that some day my time will be up, but I am so grateful that the time apparently is not yet . . .
Photo: Ice and snow carvings on Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, February 22, 2016
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.