learned love, learned life, became brave.

Yosemite.

Oh, Yosemite.

It is magic.  It really is… as you might be able to tell from the video.

I’ve gone there six years in a row… lived there for two whole summers.

They were some of the best summers of my life [thus far].  The first summer there was the one where I grew up, became me.

The second summer is when I learned love, learned life, became brave.

Not too long ago, I was convinced I would never go a year without going to Yosemite.  Now, this year: 2012… I’m slowly realizing I don’t think I’ll make it to Yosemite this year.  I don’t think I can… I don’t think it’s in the cards.

The shortness of breath starts… watching this video, I almost cry.

I have to go.  It is my reset button.  It is how I remember.

I have to find the freedom of Yosemite from year to year.  The refreshment.  Remembering when I found myself.  Remembering me.  Who I am.  Remembering when I found love.  Knowing love.  Remembering when I found life.  Knowing life.  Knowing what it means to live.  Remembering overcoming fear.  Doing it.

Yosemite gave me all these things.

Will I be able to remember all these things… to be all these things… without my reset button?

[oh, i hope so.]

3 thoughts on “learned love, learned life, became brave.

  1. this summer is fully dedicated to the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 weddings and the maybe graduation i’ll be attending this summer. crazy town!

    because i’m feeling out of the loop… evan and i will soon be sending out save the dates… for the eye patch olympics.

    maybe in the fall, though… for yosemite… who knows?

  2. i know you posted this forever ago, i finally got around to watching it. i love this. it just brings everything back. i’ve got chills. awesome awesome. once again, thanks for sharing.

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