Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Yard Work

A lot of people I really respected and loved passed away last year.  On top of that, life, of course, moved on as it does.  It was an experience that I'll never forget, and I share it because I believe we all have life thrown in our faces not in small doses, but all at once, like a stinging snowball of reality.

I'll post more about that later on.  But for now I want to share something else about life. It may be obvious, but the best way i can illustrate it is that life is a really wide fence.  All of our hopes and dreams are on the other side of the fence, because we're not on the other side yet.  Because fences are tall we can't see what's on the other side, but from where we stand, we see what's on our side and adapt to it.  At some point, we're going to cross over that fence.  All of our hopes and dreams are there, but if and how they materialixe is a mystery.

One idea is that we take care of the yard on this side of the fence.  Perhaps the other side isn't even a yard, or garden, or anything.  Another is just go get a ladder and climb over it to see what's on the other side and go get it.  Yet another says fill up your yard, find a way to the top and compare landscapes.

To me that's all good, but, I ask myself about these things.  Like, why is there a fence in the first place?  Can there be an open area of thought that leads one from dreams and ideas to clarity and accomplishment? 

I know how crazy the world can be, so that's why I'm stuck at the fence.  I think in a way we all are.  Time to do some yard work.

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