Photo credit, (c) J.S. Brand
The day was as hot and sticky as a devil’s armpit. Sasha opened her mouth to complain, but the determination showed in her mother’s face, despite the underlying anguish of seventy-year-old arthritic knees.
“You sure you’re up for this?” Sasha asked, hoping to turn around.
“I’ve waited all my life,” her mom answered, wiping her brow.
With a shirt drenched in perspiration, Sasha shut up.
“Just wait,” her mom said, gleam in her eyes. “I’ve seen pictures.”
Crossing the ocean to see this much revered site was her mother’s goal, not Sasha’s. Yet, the twinkle in her mother’s eye kept her moving, despite the discomfort.
A few more steps…..She grasped her mother’s hand, feeling the dizzying affects of climbing. Her mother clasped it gratefully.
“We are here,” the tour guide announced. Stretched out on an endless horizon was a breathtaking view of steep mountains, a lush green valley, and a hawk soaring overhead.
“Heaven,” Sasha’s mother whispered.
Pictures could not do it justice.
(Approx. 165 words.)
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