All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
- JRR Tolkien
That summer, I thought I was on a hiking adventure like any other.
In the clean air of wilderness, we hiked through rocks and green pastures while passing by streams of water under clear blue skies. Since the point of most hikes is to reach the top to see a panoramic view, I was curious about how this top would look like. I was with my host family and we didn’t speak the same language. With gestures and a few words, they had mentioned going to the mountains on the previous day.