San Diego climate ranges from Mediterranean in the north to semi-arid to the south and east and is often described as perfect, with mild and sunny weather much of the year. Instead of seeing a problem and giving up, set for yourself an intermediate goal, a midway point on your journey up the mountain. Between base and summit, regardless of what problems you encounter or what advantages you have, a mountain is climbed by putting one foot in front of the other.
Only a healthy person is able to cope with all the challenges that are common in mountain climbing. Like the mountain climber, once that intermediate goal is accomplished, then you will find yourself halfway up the mountain. Hughes uses the metaphor of a mountain building towards the sky, drawing that his peoples’ history is but a stepping stone from which to build.
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