20. Mount Fuji from Inume Pass

"Through fog and above it. It rained a bit earlier. And there is Fuji, storm clouds above his brow. In many ways I am surprised to have made it this far. This view, though, makes everything worthwhile."

- from 24 Views

I go down from the hill in gladness, and half with a pain I depart,
Where the mother with gentlest breathing made music on lip and in heart;
For I know that my childhood is over: a call comes out of the vast,
And the love that I had in the old time, like beauty in twilight, is past.

- from A Farewell, by George Russell