Hiking is my meditation. Breathe in. Exercise forces me to abandon the shallow breath. Breathe out. Focus helps me to let go of all those noisy thoughts.

Walk. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

And in between: Wonder. Wonder why you can always do at least one more step. Wonder why everything around you is so beautiful that it makes you cry. Wonder why all of this can never be captured properly in any image.

At last: Still attempt to capture it, because you have no choice. I have no choice.