I’ve been reading ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck’ and Mark makes a great point.
"Warren Buffett’s got money problems; the drunk hobo down at Kwik-e mart’s got money problems. Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of the next one. Don’t hope for a life without problems since there is no such thing. Instead hope for a life full of good problems."
I woke up on the morning this photograph was taken and my first task was to deal with chipmunks wanting my breakfast. Observing my dog’s interactions with the breakfast thieves and naturally solving the problem simply by allowing animals to live freely, led to a game of hide and seek. Having to walk a few meters to gather snow (that happened to be glowing pink and blue by the sun's first beams of light) to then filter and melt for coffee. Being tired from the trek it took to get to this spot and the sleepless night spent under a new moon on a clear night dancing and taking long exposure photographs in a practically perfect, light pollution free zone. Catching moments of fulfillment and then feeling compelled to recite philosophers on the meaning of life while counting all the layers of color in the sunrise. Imagining what it would be like to soar between the broken peaks on a windy day like an eagle. Finding strange plants that managed to survive a winter on top of a mountain, springing back up and attracting butterflies. Being startled by the rocks releasing periodically and hearing them rumble down the mountain around us. Squinting my eyes to see the lowly lit town below and searching for clues of what was where. Warming my back on a sunlit lava rock, cooling my neck with old snow. Using my cape to create enough friction underneath me to slide down a steep glacier as fast as I can with my former bedroom in my backpack behind me and using my hula hoop as a balance bar. Nothing to buy and no people as far as the eye can see yet everything to experience. One healthy body with an idea to go on a grand adventure is all it took to find my life’s problems. Am I missing something?