At landfall there is an incline that immediately becomes a steep scramble. It isn’t a mountain, but is more than a hill. It doesn’t take too long to ascend but upon reaching the top, the ground falls away very quickly on all sides. I can stop here, for a while. I can see for a very long way.
Prominence Point enables us to survey the area around us. It requires a climb. Some slopes are steep others less so. If we make the climb the view is worth it. The view enables us to see far. We can see where we have come from and possible routes for the future.
It is a place for decisions, decisions as to the direction we take. We can stay here a while but it isn’t a long-term option. Like the wilderness and desert the mountain top provides no lasting home.
While here though we don’t just look out. We can look in. What does this place tell us about ourselves? As we look out and see potential and possibilities, futures and hopes and dreams, what do we see of ourselves? Are we already reflecting what we see in our future? How does the view affect us? What is seen in our eyes, on our faces and on our hearts and souls as the vista stretches before us?
There are many questions. So a little rest at the top of Prominence Point is a good thing. Rest, look and find some answers. Then descend and continue your journey.