'A cheerful poverty,' he says, 'is an honourable state.' But if it is cheerful it is not poverty at all. It is not the man who has too little who is poor, but the one who hankers after more. What difference does it make how much there is laid away in a man's safe or in his barns, how many head of stock he grazes or how much capital he puts out at interest, if he is always after what is another's and only counts what he has yet to get, never what he has already. You ask what is the proper limit to a person's wealth? First, having what is essential, and second, having what is enough. Seneca
It's a beautiful morning up top. There's a stunning mixture of purples and pinks hanging in the sky following sunrise. The high yesterday reached 39 degrees. It was 38 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The low yesterday hit 12 degrees. The mountain received no new precipitation, but there is still an inch of snow up top. Be sure to pack some sort of traction devices, the trails are very icy.
Root for some snow. If you're feeling very motivated, I'd love love love a Sunday NY times! I'll be around camp this weekend hoping my knee heals up. Be careful out there and enjoy the trails.
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