August 19 - 23, 2013 ten Pittsburgh Area
High School Students will be experiencing a five-day adventure learning trip to Yellowstone National Park. The trip is sponsored by Park Journeys, Inc. a Pittsburgh based organization that provides these types of opportunities to Manchester Bidwell Corporation’s network of National Centers of Arts and Technology.

Follow their journey here! Please share with your family and friends and we would love to hear your comments.

Additionally, check out our archives for the Cincinnati Delegate team comments. They visited Yellowstone with Park Journeys July 29 - August 3.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pittsburgh MCG - Nikki - Day 4

There is a tether, tied around me, you, everyone, that keeps us from reaching the mountaintops, from touching the sky. It’s always some fear that acts as thread, holding us at bay. Stray too far, and the tether chokes you. But only until you find scissors

I am strong. This I now know. Sadness can no longer trap me. Fear has no grip on my neck anymore. Beauty is out there, if only I’m willing to climb for it.

Some odd peace has set over since the summit. It’s because I can overcome anything now. I can see my own life, like looking into the Yellowstone River on a sunny day; I see what’s important and what’s not. I see who will be in my life forever, and who won’t be. From the mountaintop, I can see where I’ve been. And I can see where I’m going. (Down the mountain first, then anywhere.)

Alone, you can reach the peak of Bunsen. With a team, we can reach the stars. They’re there to talk you into walking up a mountain, they’re there to dry your tears, to take the fifteen pound weight off your back and put it on their shoulders. What is one rope of fear when fifteen people are carrying scissors? They help kill the fear. They lift you up. All the way to the summit.

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome. You have added yet another facet of thought to my own experience at Bunsen Peak. You truly have a gift with words.