Thursday, October 25, 2012

Celebrate Impermanence

We have dipped our tires into the Atlantic. And then we dipped our smiling lips into a long cold beer. Some cried, others laughed, and everyone looked like they had eaten the canary. That look of knowing something that no-one else does. That discovery of a deeper understanding of who we are and where we live is a treasure not easy to find. And because of that discovery we each go back to our other lives very different people then we were on September 14.

A beautiful coincidence is that Brett was able to make the trip back to a hospital close to home by way of air ambulance. He has started to shown signs of recognition and consciousness. He wags his hand in response to questions, and he moves his eyes towards whoever is talking. His recovery is just beginning and he has a long way to go. His life has changed forever. And we all go our separate ways with Brett deep in our thoughts.

Nothing is ever the same. Each day the ride was different and there was nothing we could do to change that. But that is the same in everyday life. Nothing stays the same and when we don't accept that fact, then we suffer.

Thank you all for following this journey and contributing to Awaken Africa.

"A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints" - William Petersen


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