Seeing the Tree for the Forest

8:04 PM

My hike today spanned the 3500 km of the Appalachian Trail. The journey I embarked when I began hiking my desk has already connected me with remote corners of the world, and as I reflect on the truths these excursions have imparted, I am wont to ponder the details that I have missed.

Like much of the rest of life, the value of the hike is in the journey and not the destination; we hike our desks both as an alternative to a quest for self or meaning--as these goal-oriented journeys fail the tests of scalability and time, and as a quiet affirmation: escaping the vast, unknown possibilities of the human experience, I know with certainty only that I can hike my desk.

Such is the satisfaction of the hike.

Thanks to Kevin Gallagher for providing today's hike.

You Might Also Like


Public Domain. All content published here is released into the PD, except when otherwise indicated. Powered by Blogger.

Popular Posts

Like us on Facebook

Flickr Images