Just wanted to FYI you folks. The reason I fell in love with this poem a number of years ago... a long number of years ago ... is because of that first verse. When I read that at Susie's house, I began to laugh, both outside and inside my body, because it is so true -- I still chuckle when I see it. I LOVE mountains, as you would know by now... but climbing? Tied to someone else who could possibly fall and drag me down? Or who might trip and cause a tripping pattern to occur? Uh-UH!!! Not me. [I also have height fears, in terms of looking down, not the part I love which is looking UP.]
It's such a true poem... in many phases of life and our Christian walk. Wish I'd known the man; his writing was so practical, so thought-filled.