#24: What challenge are you grateful for?
I’m grateful for this challenge called Life. Some people appear to have all the luck – being born into rich, affluent or influential families, having the right connections, moving in the right circles, going to the best private schools, money is no objection, etc etc. Their entire lives are mapped out for them, from cradle to grave. They grow up, go to work, get married, buy a house, have kids, pay their bills, retire and die.
My life is nothing like that described above. There is no road mapped out for me to just follow til the end. In fact, there is No road to speak of. Well, if there was, it’s covered over by desert sand and has tumbleweeds rolling across it.
I’m sure I’m not the only one wandering around, there must be a few million others in the same position as me, only we each have our own journeys and destinations, and no two are identical. Chances of me meeting anyone on this path are miniscule indeed.
But, no matter. In fact, remember the saying, “Not all who wander are lost?” We just appear to be lost, because our private journeys are so vastly different from Society’s preconceptions, so strange and quixotic and erratic. But in actual fact, we have aims and intentions just like other people, only our trajectory is more Brownian than predestined by Society or our parents. We do not conform, we are the bohemians, the dreamers, the artists, the Life Changers.
Either that, or we’re aliens 😄.
(Google Images. Poem is “Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy)