monadnock (n): A hill, mountain, or ridge of erosion-resistant rock rising above a peneplain.

[These notes are post-climb of Mt. Ascutney in Windsor, Vermont, reflective — some field note type things, some poetry-related musings toward the end… a little all over the place, but that’s what my mind is like… welcome!] My parents now live in the mountains of New Hampshire, just across the border from VT. Any hill…