"Choose: Are you going home or are you staying?"
"I'll go home."
"I know it's late but I need to know you're okay."
"I'm fine. Don't worry. Go to sleep."
"I'm still shaking you know. That was stupid of you. Why did you do that?"
"It was my job."
"Not it wasn't. I was going. You have any idea how worried I was??"
"It was the right thing to do."
"It was more than that and you know it. You blocked me from going and went before I could stop you."
"I'm trained. I can take care of myself."
"You shouldn't have had to. When are we meeting? I wanna get everything done as soon as possible."
"I'll check my schedule first thing in the morning."
"You sure? I really wanna stay on schedule."
"Thank you again for stepping up. It means the world to me. You're really okay right?"
"Good cuz I'm going to be insecure for the next two weeks bombarding you making sure you're still okay."
"I heard what you said."
"What do you mean?"
"When you were pretending not to listen and then jumped in the conversation. You're right."
"Everything. Pushing you away. Self-fulfilling prophecy. You're right. You've been there. I'm being stupid. Sorry if it's been intense. I guess I'm just scared because I've leaned on you so much I don't know how I'd do it without you."
"You can have until after to decide. I hope you do, but I'm not going to make you promise before you're ready. Thank you for everything btw. You're worth a lot 😛. Will you still be there tomorrow?"
"I'm busy so it depends on when you get there, but maybe yeah."
"I'll try to go early. Hope to see you then."
"I mean I'll see you sometime this week so don't stress about it."
Maybe one day I'll give you what the universe didn't let me throw away. Thank you for each moment. You were my miracle. "I don't know how to say goodbye to you."
#tbt Can you name the year and venue of this epic barbed wire crawl?
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My first time to @visitmontana and I'm treated to an incredible sunrise in Glacier National Park. We braved the cold and started our hike to Grinnell Glacier before any other cars were in the park. What an amazing place! #montanamoment#sp
Hance Rapid, at Colorado River Mile 77, showcases Grand Canyon's geologic splendor as well as a truly remote part of this vast national park. NPS/Matt Helmeid #GrandCanyon#ColoradoRiver#geology#Arizona#boating#rafting#hiking#backcountry
[Image description: a green river meandering around an imposing cliff with a reddish slope at the bottom that drops down to the river just above a whitewater rapid. On the right, in the foreground, is a bit of backcountry trail above a beach that parallels the river channel.]