From the Mind
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Well, let's see... I spent my early childhood exploring anything I could. I took things apart to see how they worked and to learn how to put them back together. I searched through woods and caves. I walked many miles along railroad tracks just to see where they led. I would walk down roads for hours just to find something new. I would stare up at the stars and wonder what was out there. I was amazed by the ocean and its incredible size. I played in graveyards to overcome my fear of the dead. I climbed trees and cliffs to overcome my fear of heights. I would jump so that I could learn how to fall without getting hurt, and to pick myself up even if I did. I jumped into deep water, before I knew how to swim. I asked many questions about everything that I did not understand. I sought understanding and knowledge from all that offered it. I was learning to soar and preparing myself for an adult part in a remarkable world.
As an adult, I do many of the same things. I still look up at the stars with wonder in my mind and my heart. I have sat and stared at the ocean for hours. I have walked many roads just to see where they go. I have been all over this country, and to a couple of others, yet I still could not find my place or my purpose. I have been the pilot of a small aircraft, yet I was limited by rules and gravity. I have paddled solo down raging rivers, and I have watched them run dry. I have run with the fastest and I have crawled behind with the unfortunate. I have been to many churches. I have been to jail. I have been the accuser. I have been accused. I have worked in almost every field, from lowly laborer to a profitable entrepreneur. I have worked very little for a lot of money. I have worked very hard for almost none. I have owned homes, vehicles and many other physical possessions. I have lived in a makeshift tent with nothing but the clothes I had on. I have struggled through poverty. I have lived the high life. I have had many friends. I have had enemies. I have let people down. I have been let down. I have been seen as a liar and a thief. I have been called generous and a saint. I have been called an idiot. I have been called a genius. I have been looked down upon. I have been looked up to. I have been respected. I have had no respect. I have been admired. I have been hated. I have taken to satisfy my selfish wants. I have given, wanting nothing in return. I have been caring. I have been cold. I have been understanding. I have had a deaf ear. I have lived in the light. I have lived in darkness. I have been scared. I have been fearless. I have been full of pride. I have been on my knees with humility. I am a curse, and I am a cure. So as you can see, I have been everything, and I have been nothing.
Well, I guess I could sit here and tell you all about my likes, dislikes, my desires, my dreams, my goals, and my beliefs (spiritual, political, etc.), but I think that it would be way to much rambling, as well as way to much for me to have to type. I will say that my life is a journey to find an answer. To find what is missing. To find happiness. To find peace. To find my place and purpose. To find freedom. To find the rest of me.
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