Mountain

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Story of three men wanting to get to the top of a mountain.

Mountain

 

There was a man who wanted to climb a mountain. He trained for weeks to prepare himself. He was very fit, healthy and enthusiastic. Finally the day came and he was ready. He came near the mountain and saw that there was a very steep path leading to the top. It was also a very sunny day. He got super excited and ran that path straight to the top. It took him only few hours to his surprise and so he became even more exhilarated. While standing on the top of the mountain, all excited and amazed by the beautiful view, he saw a man at the bottom of the mountain. He shouted at him: "Hey! Come on up here! It’s so great! And the view is absolutely stunning! You must see it!" The man at the bottom got very excited. He was thinking: "Wow! That sounds amazing! I need to get up there!" So he ran to the steep path that the man from the top pointed to and started to ran up. After few minutes he started to feel pain in his ankle. He remembered that his ankle wasn’t in the best form and it was now hurting more and more. He started to struggle. Then the sun suddenly hid behind the clouds and a rain came down. The ground became slippery and it was even harder to run up the hill. His ankle was getting more tired, his legs were getting strained and he became more and more tired. He decided to came down and wait off the rain as there was nowhere on that hill to hide. The next day his enthusiasm was still very high and he tried again. He ran up the hill as fast as he could, but the ankle started to hurt again and the rain appeared out of nowhere. Again, he decided to go down, give his ankle a rest and wait off the rain. His enthusiasm remained high for few weeks and he kept trying to ran the steep path. The man from the top kept shouting that the view is amazing and kept cheering the other man to go up. But one day the man trying to ran up gave up. It’s been weeks and he wasn’t succeeding to get to the top. His ankle was hurting pretty bad and his enthusiasm dropped down. He decided to go back home and forget about the whole story. He thought: “Surely the man from the top is lying. No way he ran up that steep path. I cannot do it, so he most likely couldn’t do it either. He’s just trying to trick me. He probably got there by a helicopter and now is pretending that he ran there by himself. I had enough of his lies and I’m fed up with people who are pretending that they are more then they are. I’m going home.” And so he decided to go back, but the only way to get out was from the other side of the mountain. He had to walk around. When he finally got close to the exit, he saw a man coming down from a mountain. This was a different man than the one he saw before. He was also stumbling. He couldn’t help himself but ask: “Did you get to the top? I can see your leg is hurting. How did you do it?” The man answered: “Yes, I got to the top. I have an issue with my ankle, so when I tried to ran the steep path that the man from the top was so enthusiastically pointing to, my leg was hurting and when the rain came down the ground became slippery and made it even more difficult. I tried for few weeks to ran up that steep hill, but I realised that because of my ankle it is impossible, so I gave up. I decided to get back home and on my way out I saw a man coming down from the mountain close to the exit, just like I’m seeing you now. I also asked him if he got to the top, because I saw that his leg was hurting, just like mine. He told me that same story that I’m telling you now. And he told me that from this side of the mountain there’s much gentle path leading to the top, but it will take much more time to climb it. At least two weeks. You can find here lots of caves, so you can hide from the rain, give yourself and your ankle a rest and start walking again after you feel better. “ The man was super happy to hear this and thanked the man for a good advice. He was again excited that he will be able to get up the mountain and he didn’t mind that it will take much more time. At least he will get to see the amazing view that the other man was raving about and that’s all he wanted.

 

There was also another man that spend the whole night in a local pub close by the mountain. He made few friends while drinking and laughing a lot! When he was totally drunk he started to talk to few men and found out that they are operating local helicopter. From the drunken mind came an idea that it would be funny, if one day, when maybe these man see him at the bottom of the mountain, they would flee their helicopter, pick him up and got him to the top of the mountain. He laughed loudly at this idea and the men laughed with him. The next day he woke up with a very intense hangover not remembering anything what happened last night. He decided to go close by the mountain, as he thought it looks magnificent and wanted to get a better look of it. As he arrived at the bottom of the mountain, he closed his eyes and wanted to take a deep breath of the sweet, fresh air. The moment he closed his eyes, men he met last night saw him and decided to pick him up with their helicopter and take him to the top of the mountain, just like they joked about in the pub. The man with closed eyes was absolutely lost in the moment of breathing the most fresh air he every experienced, that he didn’t even realised when he got picked up and flew up to the top of the mountain. So when he opened his eyes, he couldn’t believe it! It was a miracle to him that he was at the top of the mountain! He shouted: Its a miracle! It’s a miracle! I appeared at the top of the mountain in a blink of an eye! What a view! What a view is here! It’s another miracle! He couldn’t remember the night before, so he couldn’t remember that he asked for this to happen. For him, it was a miracle. 

 

It doesn’t matter how they got to the top of the mountain. They all had the same experience of an amazing view.


Submitted: January 10, 2021

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