Sunday, October 19, 2008
Life's a lot like this
Cold, can't get your nose to stop running, sweaty under 32 layers of clothing, bruised, sore, tired, excited, happy. It's just a normal miserable best day EVER !
Starts out slow, but that changes real quick. Hurts ? Yeah, but I ain't stopping. It's just too damn much fun and I refuse to wuss out. Fear and common sense are your enemies and should not hold you back. Excited or scared ? Can't really tell. They both kinda feel the same and I really want to do this so let's go. If we all eat the $#i7, that would suck. But IF we all made it, how glorious would it be ? Risk/reward. Who ate the first lobster and what did their friends say when it happened ? Was it on a bet ? Was the person really hungry ? Who, in this so-called enlightened age, would be willing to brave the claws and shell, not knowing what is in store ?
Zen Masters and teachers from many forms of religion talk of seeing the world through the eyes of a child. It certainly simplifies things. Do you think these guys are having fun right at this moment ? Do you really think they thought of all the bad things that could happen if things went sideways ? Or, do you think they looked down the hill and said, "Let's GO !" ?
I think we should ALL just go. It's the NOT knowing that makes it cool.
What one man can do, another can do. The path will probably be different, but it can be done.
Redneck's famous last words, "Hey Bobby, watch this !" I can tell you from personal experience, Bobby watched with awe.
P.S. They all survived with bumps and bruises and continued going down the hill again and again until their parents were ready to go.