Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven | Wenatchee, WA | 2012

Nearly 200 high school graduates fidgeted in folding chairs lined on the field. Nearly 2,000 cheering friends and family members filled the stadium. But the clouds parting at the top of the stairs, so close, had my attention. The crowd noise faded to an inviting whisper, but I chose most deliberately not to ascend.