Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day 27 September 11,2009 The rapids we call life

Matt McCabe
ECOEE Journal

Day 27 - 9/11/09

As the water ebbs and flows I can’t help but to stop and think about this swift water rapid called life. Navigating the currents and eddy’s, balancing the positive and negative, harmonizing with yin and yang. Constantly evolving with the changing water level: quick thinking, decision making, and facing the consequences there of; is the name of this game. We are all individual players with our own goals, agendas, and prerogatives; but playing for the same team. It can be easy for me to get caught up in numbers and statistics and to forget about the reason we are all playing in the first place. Sometimes I forget that we all come from different homes, with different pasts, different lives, different places; each developing our own comfort zones. Now we are all here on this journey together, but we have come from different paths; and we shall each find our own way back to the place we call home . Each day now I am learning that there is no right and no wrong. There is only you, only me, only we, only us. There was this, there was that, but that was then, now this is us. We come from many, but now we form one. The outside world maybe hungry, impoverished, and often at war, but we here on ECOEE we are fighting for more. Peace, love, and happiness our Cree; but love for thy neighbor certainly doesn’t come free. Though this task at hand can surely be won: it will take you, it will take me; together it will take we. So with time dwindling down I ask: have we done what we said and have we achieved what we pledged?

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