Stone and Brick outlast even the finest structures built simply with wood and earth. As we travel along life’s journey think about things in your life currently that needs to be re-established. Though it may take time to restructure and rebuild things, but remember, even the Great Wall of China must be maintained.
~ Travelled Paths ~
The air is cold. Not brutally cold where your breath turns into a cloud of ice fog when it escapes, but still cold enough that you are inspired to keep moving in order to stay warm. There’s a freshness to the cold air that is unique. It is sweet.
As the fog begins to roll in, one adventurer sits by himself along the Great Wall. The moon is rising and his spirits are conflicted. Some of his thoughts are directed at home. He’s missing his family, wishing that they were here to experience the majesty of this moment with him. He’s also incredibly moved by how nature is moving around him. In this one instant, the flow of energy in everything around him and through him has made itself known.
The adventurer has discovered the world. The world, it seems, has discovered him as well.
In these quiet, chilly moments, an epiphany is found. Life has become so busy that the perfect moments in life have become ordinary moments. Instead of the joy of a sunrise, the focus has been on the potential stressful events of the coming day. Instead of the magic of a child’s laughter, the focus has been on the failures of everyone around him.
The adventurer sighs heavily. It isn’t a painful burden on his soul, but it is a heavy one. As the moon shines down against the coming fog, a vow is made. Many have stood to fight for their homeland on the Great Wall over the century. The adventurer will do the same, but not for the horizons that surround him now.
No. The adventurer vows that he will be the change that the world is asking him to be. A slight smile finds its way to his lips. It’s time to find a blanket.