days of sun and rain
days of dark and pain
always mountains to climb
never knowing heights others have to scale

every adult I see facing enormous challenges,
I imagine them as children once.
children who should have possibilities and adventures
and tools and support for the tough ascents

my heart is ever sad for those with seemingly unscalable mountains,
and I want to race back in a time machine and figure out what will help them get through
and over
and around the tough ranges.

one thing I know; I know with so much certainty, is that I don't
imagine myself ever having regrets over
listening to too much music,
being kind one too many times to one too many persons.

I think it's tough to go overboard with those things.


Chris Cornell 1964-2017