|Galena, Cuchillo, & Wanat peaks, from Momyer Trail|
In the phrase “epic for epic” I’m using the word “epic” as an adjective to describe both the greatness of an endeavor (or place), and dimension (or extent). The phrase has direction and movement, with “for” meaning “on behalf of.” Thus epic4epic = great efforts on behalf of great places. You could replace the word “great” with “extraordinary,” or “exceptional,” or “heroic,” or whatever you wish. It’s a relative term, because in the case of epic4epic, what might be an easy endeavor for one person might well be an extraordinary challenge for another. What matters most is that whoever embarks on such an endeavor pushes themselves to the edge, or beyond, of their [perceived] abilities.
|(L to R) Evan Welsh, Paul Melzer, Charlie Marquardt|
Susan’s is just an example; an epic endeavor need not be limited to a physical challenge. It could be a creative project like composing that piano sonata you’ve always thought you had in you…and then performing it in public. It could be publishing a book of short stories, or painting a public mural. Whatever it is, it just needs to be something you consider a great personal challenge, something through which your own efforts will inspire others. And when you complete it, those who’ve been following you may be inspired themselves to tackle something they believe they have inside them. And that inspiration will spread to more people who’ll then inspire greater numbers of other people, etc., etc. You get the picture.