The Struggle

Dave Martsolf

Windham, United States

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Location: Mt. Monadnock, a low 3165 foot but bare granite-topped single peak in southern New Hampshire, USA.

A day before I was to climb it with my daughter, and old friend wrote an e-mail and in it noted that the first anniversary of her husband Arthur Scruton’s death was coming up soon and every day she thought of him. Arthur was the owner of a dariy farm and died in a tragic farm accident where a piece of ancient heavy metal equipment he was trying to free suddenly let loose and pinned him crushingly to the ground. He died within 24 hours. Art was a saint among men, hard working, honest, always with a positive and friendly attitude.

As I climbed the mountain the next day I thought often of this quiet man. The trail on this mountain was well-worn and many ledges had been exposed over decades of use. Large trees’ roots snaked along the unforgiving rock, seeking out the shallow soil for water and nutrients. I dedicate this image to Art Scruton and his memory. For those that read this, Art’s memory has now grown to dot the globe.

All the best to you, Art, from all of us who knew and still remember you.

Dave Martsolf

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