The majestic, sky-sweeping, mountains of my youth.
I think of them often, and whenever I do, my heart skips a beat.
They are magnificent.
I cannot believe that I once had the privilege of seeing them every single day of my existence.
I didn't even have to look, they were always in view.
I took so much for granted then.
So much more than mountains.
My hope is that I will find such beauty in my life here in Maryland
that when it comes time to leave,
I will miss the forest as well.