Taking more steps

 "High purposed we shall traverse realm on realm,
cleaving to none as to a home,
the world of spirit wishes not to fetter us
but raise us higher, step by step.
"
Hermann Hesse ~ Steps

Clambered up these stone steps on a recent walk from Edgcumbe to Cawsand in Cornwall. Only now, fully rested and respired, can I appreciate how enticing they look in their mossy woodland setting – and somewhat apt too as I move onward and upward this week into a new home, not far from my current abode. Am starting to feel like a hermit crab, swapping houses like empty shells.

Joining San with the Which Way Photo Challenge

16 Comments on “Taking more steps

  1. Excellent! Those look like sturdy yet steep steps!

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  2. I might get up them but I doubt I’d get down! For some reason I have suddenly found myself freezing when faced with a steep drop (and no hand rail). A lovely photo. And I wish you a smooth transition into your new home.

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    • Thank you Jude – The other side had a rail I think! Am moving into a cottage with steep stairs & bannister rail so this was good practice

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      • Ah, we reluctantly had to pass on houses with steep stairs or narrow ones. We like cottages, but have come to realise that they are lovely for a holiday but not a permanent home.

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  3. Looking at those steps just gets my feet to itching — need some hills to climb, some vales to descend into. Life on flat land is too easy for a lazy heart.

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