Let Joy Rule Your Life

“I used to go climbing in the same way people would go to a well, a source of life equally routine and sacred. It would fill me up–leave me refreshed and full after a hard day in the mountains,” writes Keith Erps. “After Ryan’s death, climbing appeared dark and ugly. I wanted to love it, but had to find a new answer to the ‘why’ questions.”

For many of us, the relationship we have with the outdoors stretches back longer than most of our friendships. But what do we do when what should have been a type one fun day in the mountains turns into the worst day of our lives? How do we redefine our relationships with the activities we love?

Ryan’s family started a scholarship in his name to help underserved youth get outside. You can donate here.

You can find more of Keith’s writing here.

Music today from Jacob Bain with Nis Kotto and with Publish the Quest.

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