the beaten path

You’re not the first person to walk here. Ridges and crevices have already been carved out by people careless as they were heartless. What used to be smooth, unbroken land has been disturbed and trampled by those who came before you. I have given up filling the holes, raking them over, making the land soft and flat again. If you come here to walk upon the sand, it will be choppy and uneven and hard to navigate without some effort. You will not get to where it takes you without a struggle.

I promise you the view is worth it.