How eerily quiet the mountain she was as her majestic beauty transcended the landscape. Only she truly knows the truth as her now lush green was once blood red with the toils of many a men who never made it off.
Below are pictures from two days of exploration. One, on Mother’s Day, with fog at the tree tops and then another on Monday. Both completed the introspection of what it must have been like when the rain turned the red clay to mud and the scorching heat that must have been as overwhelming as the confined conflicts between and among the trees.
….”Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield is a 2,923 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. The battle was fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Sherman’s army consisted of 100,000 men, 254 guns and 35,000 horses. Johnston’s army had 63,000 men and 187 guns. Over 67,000 soldiers were killed, wounded and captured during the Campaign”……http://www.n-georgia.com/nps-kennesaw-mountain-battlefield.html
I love Mondays!!!
That was how I felt several years ago. Monday was my favorite day of the week. Why?
Because of a particular gentleman who truly knows the meaning of living life, and while his name escapes me his attitude is inescapable. Every Monday I would seek him out at work so he could tell me his adventures from that particular weekend.
Clubbing? Partying? Grand escapades?
None of that. Both he and his wife, both of retirement age, would set sail Friday evening in their pickup and hit the roads. There was never a destination. Only the open road was their guide.
From Michigan they drove to Atlantic City one weekend, for example. They did not map it out, because they did not have any intention of going there but rather just went with it enjoying the ride wherever it may take them. Where ever they ended up, they would then map their way back but everything was spontaneous.
That spontaneity is what is so inspiring to me. I love the fact that every weekend they had a road trip. The fact that they continued to live life far long after they stopped working full-time shows that they understand the value of life, they honor the moment, and because of this they have grown closer together the long they have been together.
Through their love and their inspiration I truly found myself being in love with Mondays. The day he shared with me their latest and greatest adventure.