September 12, 2010
Universal Questions, Old Dogs Teach New Tricks
Bright lights, swirling colors, time warped and here we are my friends.
delightful meal and what interesting technology they have in this time. Alphabetical keys, glass
screens and talking heads, it is simply amazing, just as our time travel here.
I am stuffed and
need to let everything settle.
What say we discuss with one another what we learned this
I will go first, if none of you protest.
I stumbled across a story when trying to use that
new device, about a man named Aaron Ralston, a climber who amputated his own arm to survive
a mountaineering accident and continued to climb.
This man fell to the “clutch of circumstance,
but did not wince or cry aloud,” indeed he carried on, arm “bloody, he did not bow.”
have been very difficult for him, in that moment, in that space, as “black as the pit from pole to
He did not succumb however, as he was an “unconquerable soul.” This man reminds me
of myself, strong and determined in the face of his own adversity.
Also like myself, he knows
not what waits for him after this life, so he must seize his opportunity now – which he did, he
I admire Ralston as he “is the master of his fate and the captain of his soul” and
in his “place of wrath and tears” he found himself unafraid and unconquerable.
It is my opinion
that this fellow Ralston found strength from the pain of loosing his arm, from which he gained
continued motivation to finish what he started.
“It matters not how strait the gate” will be for
Ralston, for he has accomplished this goal.
I know that for Ralston, this experience may haunt