Difficult times often come without warning, and it’s hard to know whether the ability to anticipate them would better our response. Looking up at the mountain in front of us, we’re faced with a series of choices when hardship arises. Carrying grief on our backs like a bag of marbles, we’re weighed down. Who lifts the baggage of your hardship on your climb? How do you brace yourself for difficult mountains ahead?
Brianna Curran, Laguna Niguel, California