September 17, 2011

Mt. Lanaya: The Arrogant

Why is there an urge to reach the peak? Perhaps because the higher we trek, the more rewarding the view is: whether it is a sleepy, silenced cityscape, a sea of clouds, rolling mountains, or a blindingly gold setting sun. Or perhaps despite all these seemingly concrete scenes on the top, what we are really anticipating to see is happiness. And its pursuit necessitates will: the will to continue, the will to move on, the will to reach the destination: the peak. For a mountain whose arrogance is it slope, Mt. Lanaya does not make happiness convenient. It towers the […]