Edgar Allan Poe - Eldorado and a simple walk with the family

I've been thinking of this poem for weeks. Especially since Clay's disappearance and now with the death of Mike Jenelle. I memorized this poem when I was 11 years old. I have never forgotten it, only that Edgar Allan Poe, wrote it. I think so many people are looking for something they may never find. Instead we should all live more in the moment. Live life as if each day is our last. Not to be morbid, but we often live for tomorrow. What we can do later, not what we have time to do and want to do today. I'm so used to cramming so many things into one day. You know, work, lifting, riding or commuting, hiking, back to work, and so on. But, then I tend to miss certain things around me. Like, just appreciating the view or the company. So today I took the time to do something pretty simple. Something that brings simple joy. I enjoyed a walk with Steve and the Girls. We walked on the RR bed that seems so simple but is so beautiful every time I'm there and I did it with company that warms my heart and make me laugh.

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old--
This knight so bold--
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be--
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied--
"If you seek for Eldorado!"