This is the trail that the paragliders take, trudging up the mountain with their heavy packs before they launch off a cliff and circle weightless on the upwelling air currents.
I did this run yesterday after arriving "home" Tuesday night at 12:30 AM - shaking off the long drive and hectic week with an hour spent in these drought-parched hills that are turning green after a few days of sorely-needed rain and beneath a sky that pulsed with blueness.
I did it again today on Thanksgiving as a celebration of gratitude for this piece of paradise I call home; for the family I am blessed to spend this day and my life with; and for a healthy body and lungs that can carry me up this and other mountains.
Wishing the same blessings for everyone today, may you find peace, joy and a big heart wherever you go.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
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