The Tale Goes On … #1000Speak

How do legends become legends? What makes deeds great enough that they need to be shared across the land? Is it the actions that make the hero? Or is being a character of legend something we are born with? I suppose it pays to have a good advertising team. It’s all about spin.

I would love to share the tale of a legendary character here. I would love to give the exciting details of his journey, a journey like no other. Yes I would love to share such an exciting tale, but sadly I can only work with what I have. THIS particular story is just about lil ole me. Or more specifically, some recent adventures of mine.

“Who,” one might reasonably ask, “ARE you?”

I guess that might be a good place to begin.

These are the first words I wrote as I began turning this grand journey I am on into a book. Yesterday was the one year anniversary of me setting on this path, and ironically I was at a loss on how to start this post. But it suddenly dawned on me that particular beginning is a good place to start.

Every morning the story should start that way.

We are all writing the story of our lives. Who we are is key to that story, the very plot of it even. Thus we are the heroes of our own story. But the beauty of every story is they are actually parts of a greater story … the Human Story. Together we are writing the Greatest Story Ever Told, sure to be a Cosmic Best Seller. Each chapter we write of our own lives becomes just another detail in The Ultimate Novel, the Book of Time Itself.

I have spent a year on this particular series of chapters … I have spent a lifetime; maybe even many lifetimes. This is the story I took up as I cried my first cry, and it will be the story that continues as I sigh out my last … for there is no true beginning or end, just new chapters.

Two years ago, paths crossed, and the first idea for new chapters began. One year ago, the ideas became a reality as a first step was taken, and yesterday … TODAY … the story continues from totally unforeseen pastures. I am here in a place I never envisioned, unsure where my next step will take me, totally uncertain as to what future I will write myself now, but absolutely KNOWING I am on the path that I need to be on.

For we always are.

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Where will the next step take me? What will the next chapter read?

This journey has reminded me that I am a minuscule part of an infinite whole, while at the same time encompassing that whole in the universe that is me. Every meeting, every pain and joy, every hardship and ease, every failure and success just makes me a unique part of the whole, and The Story Continues. I have no hope of containing the immensity of this story in one measly book, not even my own infinitely small part of it. Yet I can also be thankful to be part of the whole, a necessary part just as everyone else’s chapters are.

I cannot actually telly you where the next steps of my Walk-about will take me. But I can tell you what will drive them.

Compassion. Hope. Laughter. Healing. Change. Brightness. Beauty.

I look forward to interacting with YOUR chapters. What future will YOU write?

 

7 thoughts on “The Tale Goes On … #1000Speak

    • So do I really! I am not sure HOW they will read myself. I also look forward to all the other chapters that we ALL will share 😀

  1. I started the journey of the trail last year and had a huge setback I decided to give it a go again this year and again I had setback after setback and still kept going not wanting to just quit but when I reached the smokies my tolerance for OR lack there of for people who have lack of intelligence feeling the need to smoke marijuana in the shelter or people who cannot keep their hands off of other peoples gear which by the way caused me sever pain since someone thought it was funny to mess with my pack causing me to hurt my back and come home but I did learn somethings about myself on my journey met some really good people and some real well lets just say lost souls who have no need to be on the trail for lack of intelligence the good out weighed the bad making it alot of fun but IMHO I will not return to the AT again my inability to tolerate lack of intelligence and drugs has destroyed the joy and love for the trail GREY WOLF will just have to find another trail to enjoy

  2. I started the journey of the trail last year and had a huge setback I decided to give it a go again this year and again I had setback after setback and still kept going not wanting to just quit but when I reached the smokies my tolerance for OR lack there of for people who have lack of intelligence feeling the need to smoke marijuana in the shelter or people who cannot keep their hands off of other peoples gear which by the way caused me sever pain since someone thought it was funny to mess with my pack causing me to hurt my back and come home but I did learn somethings about myself on my journey met some really good people and some real well lets just say lost souls who have no need to be on the trail for lack of intelligence the good out weighed the bad making it alot of fun but IMHO I will not return to the AT again my inability to tolerate lack of intelligence and drugs has destroyed the joy and love for the trail GREY WOLF will just have to find another trail to enjoy


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