Finally......I Understand.....  

rm_AmishAmy 102F
842 posts
2/21/2006 6:57 am

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Finally......I Understand.....

when i was little
my dad used to take me to camelot mountain
he would tell me i had to try to hike it on my own
and not to ask for help
and if i couldn't make it
we'd turn back....
his theory was that if i struggled
and did it on my own
i'd appreciate all that my efforts
brought to me....
all those times i couldn't make it
all the times we turned back down the mountain
i would turn my face towards the window in the car
and cry on the way home...
quietly
but i'm sure he knew.....
he was a hard man at times
my dad...
and later in life....
he told me he wanted me to be strong
so he didn't have to worry about me...
now...everytime i go home.....
i make an effort to go to camelot mountain
my legs are longer
and stronger.......
and i know i can make it up....
i have....many times....
but there's that one spot......
where the cold wind is ruthless
the snow is less crunchy
more powdery
i catch myself hesitating.....
take a moment to catch my breath
and move on
go forward
get to the top
so i can remember how it feels
to appreciate my effort


digdug41 50M

2/21/2006 7:50 am

hey amy thats a real cool story and I asm sure you can appreciate what you r dad was trying to do now more so than back when you were a kid

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bardicman 51M

2/21/2006 8:05 am

Life seems to be one mountain after another. Your father may have been a tough man at times but I think he was a wise man all the time.

Marty Robbins wrote a wonderful song that was recorded by Elvis Presley in Jan of 1973. "You Gave Me a Mountain this Time."

There is an excerpt from that song that applies to almost everyone at some point in their lifes

You know Lord I've been in a prison
For something that I never done
It's been one hill after another
I've climbed them all one by one

But this time, Lord you gave me a mountain
A mountain you know I may never climb
It isn't just a hill any longer
You gave me a mountain this time [/blue]

The lesson your father taught you was a great lesson. Not neccesarily about camelot mountain but about life in general. There will be mountains to climb. If you quit before you get to the top then you will never see the other side. I think he taught you well, made you strong, and he is proud of his little girl. I know I would be.




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rm_1SweetBitch 56F
8575 posts
2/21/2006 8:09 am

Your father is a very wise man...when we are young and our parents seem to be so hard on us, there is always a method to their madness. Great story...

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crazygurl2xx 58F

2/21/2006 8:12 am

What a good dad to teach such an important lesson in life. I hear the love you have for him in your writing.


rm_ohsolustful 59M
859 posts
2/21/2006 9:21 am

A good lesson to learn in life. and a time you will get to remember for the rest of your life. Lucky Girl!!!!! I'll bet it gave you a hell of a pair of legs too , Thanks for the nice post


norprin5 56M

2/21/2006 3:50 pm

that explains a few things, luv

thanks for sharing a piece of yourself

King Nor XVIII


oldman1776 80M
3164 posts
2/21/2006 5:13 pm

there are a lot of mountains to climb in life and it seems you had a good teacher.


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