I’m sitting in a hotel room watching the world unfold. I can’t feel the cold but I can see it, snow flakes hitting the window from westerly divine wind.
My oldest daughter is getting ready to head out for another adventure, LA GRANDE ADVENTURA.
I will miss her dearly, she is my right hand. I always believed that I could never be a friend to my children because I’m their father. I’m supposed to provide and be a father not a friend. As I slowly age, I turn to think this over and it’s my girls that are holding my back, pushing me forward, telling me stories I forgot, singing back my songs, making me laugh when I don’t feel it. They are truly the Creator’s gift to a father. When I’m down, I hear them laughing, they know all my sorrows, they right me when I’m wrong, and they make me cry at times. Life is beautiful and sad.
Aspen leaves on a jet plane. Once again, I will never get used to the feeling of driving home alone after I drop her off.
All lessons and culture participation makes her a strong person, and as well, wherever she goes, she will inspire.
It makes me wonder, as I look out into the vastness of the mystery and beauty of the wild wild west, about our lives and what life we have left for our future generations. Who will call out to them, sing them back home?
I’m just speaking from the tiny windows, the small corners of my world, and what I have seen recently in the last few months in regards to my children and the holistic value of community.
We see/feel SO much, our exposure to the insanity and beauty of people all over the world is at the touch of our fingers, cell phone, laptops and endless WIFI. They are our hosts.
For those of us who think we are freer than others, we need to make the most of our freedom. We tend to throw it away. We are blessed to belong to a culture, alive and powerful. Others, in another part of the world, are still caught in the new and old parts of hell. I wondered how free we are as we proudly, peacefully danced underneath the watchful eye of our Taos Mountain, as we have for 1000’s of years, yet other factions have been watching us.
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