Alan V. Goldman takes his readers high up on the mountains to explore the fearful wonders of climbing the heights of dreams in his poetry book Reflections on Mountaineering: A Journey through Life as Experienced in the Mountains.
Goldman envisions himself in the realm of man’s spiritual connection to the natural world. Through his personal journey in the mountains, the author vividly captures the essence of each stumbling block, every misfortune, victory and accomplishment that mankind must experience in a lifetime. The author has rendered the landscapes so exquisitely that they conjure the panorama of the Creator’s majestic work, and capture every individual’s desire to reach for the top of such astonishing heights of achievement.
Reflections on Mountaineering challenges every person to traverse the world with eyes wide open, to comprehend and accept human frailties, and to immerse oneself in the vast glory of nature. Each poem is a window on the spectacular beauty of the mountains, and on man’s ability to persevere in any ascent. True strength resides in the heart – the willingness to push one’s self beyond ordinary measure and to achieve one’s dreams while cognizant of the potential consequences.
Mountaineering is not just the actual scaling of difficult terrain, but the ideal representation of how humans have the choice to conquer and exceed their most painful, humbling, and depressing limitations in life. Never forget the awesome nature of what one is capable of achieving, and of the grandeur that suffuses the arena of the challenge.
Find your courage, strengthen your aspirations, and take the challenge to see beyond the desperation of your every breath with Goldman’s Reflections on Mountaineering. Read every page and unravel your existence in this world full of breathtaking possibilities.
“Reflections on Mountaineering: A Journey through Life as Experienced in the Mountains”
Written by Alan V. Goldman
Published by Outskirts Press
Published Date: July 31, 2019
About the Author
Alan V. Goldman is a graduate of Horace Mann School, 1975; Harvard College, 1979; and Harvard Law School, 1982. In addition to his mountaineering adventures, he practiced law for many years, and is now retired.