February 7, 2012

Tuesday Attitude

“Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart.”

If you get a chance to amble the Wyo Park System, head toward the museum to visit KPs tree and newly installed bench…both beautiful tributes.

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    Wicasa Yatapika February 7, 2012 Reply

    How many people take the time to see? Really see? On any given Saturday morning my ride to CF is filled with the wonders of the natural world. I have seen Hawks take prey from the land and fly off contented with the fact they captured a meal. I was fortunate to witness a pair of Eagles doing their in-flight mating ritual, as they maneuvered like two supersonic jets in a dogfight I marveled at their grace and tenacity. I have seen groundhogs come out of their holes poised on their back legs, standing rigidly still and facing the rising sun looking for all the world as though they were meditating with gratitude for the warming rays of Wi. I’ve seen the splashing precision of ducks and geese landing on the water, mesmerized by water droplets reflecting like micro-prisms in the midst of the backlit morning sun. I truly believe there is a Spirit in all natural things, animate and inanimate; it is to me the root of “being.” I have developed a sense or a connection to that Spirit because it was a path for me to find a peace within myself, a way to find a balance with the machine-timed, networked, concrete and steel world of modernity. It brings me back; it forces me to ponder the smallness, the greatness, the elegantness, and the humbleness of the life forces that surround us. Nature by all means wants us to embrace her world, this message I know, for it was delivered to me on a beautiful September morning more than 10 years ago. The message was unmistakable and the messengers were, well let’s just say, presents! I know Kyle’s Spirit lives on in my heart, and it lives on in Building 7. He was one who never asked for anything, he gave graciously of himself, and when it game time to lay it all down, he gave it is all every damn time. He never gave less than all he had, and he always appreciated and respected those around him, and I think too he would want us all to remember him for his graciousness and his fiery competitive Spirit! Because in life there are two of everything and in that there is a time to act and a time to reflect. My hope is that you all can find some of both within yourselves, take time to reflect on the stillness between the beats of your heart…because just maybe that is where the magic lies…

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    Jan February 7, 2012 Reply

    Beautiful, JJ! The world needs you and your voice as much as we needed Pags and all the goodness he shared with us. I’m glad you’re not afraid to put it all out there…

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