There are times that the poignancy of the pen rises to the surface. This is normally true when the writer is speaking from the heart. However, when this takes place, there must also be sadness for life is not made up of just mountain top experiences. For every mountain top, there are valleys that surround it. For every one you seek to climb, you must find the strength to slog your way through the muck and mire of the valley. Humans were never meant to be alone whether in the valley or on the mountain top. Finding family and friends who help you walk through both is never easy, but is certainly rewarding.