If you find yourself down in the valley,
With the mountain peaks all around,
Don’t be so quick to start climbing those hills,
For there’s beauty to be found.
Even down in the low lying valley,
You descend to during those days.
There are fields and flowers and rocks and streams
To discover beneath the haze.
Learn to love your time in the valley,
For when later you reach the peaks.
You’ll look back at your time though low that it was,
And remember the quiet and peace.
Karri Temple Brackett
May 25, 2023