March 24, 2009

#20

What Would I Do If I Knew I Would Not Fail?

I asked that question of others,
and
now
my turn:

I would travel
where I've not gone before;
over oceans
and into
unusual lands




where
customs
and
people



and
language
and
food
and
traditions



and experiences
are unknown
and amazing to me.

I would stay there
for more
time
than any
previous vacation
before.

I would enjoy
challenges
food
drink
language
new friends
and life.


And even with
approved
"leave of absence",
I would
"lose"
the job that had been
"waiting"
for me back home.

I would grow
and discover
"monster.com"
and thank the stars above
every day
for
friends
and family
and connections
(and internet)
and
find
a job
back home,
while in a strange land
thousands of miles
away.

A job that pays
much
more...

And grow
and make friends
and experience
new skills
and consider
travel
once again;
to a new unusual land
with giant skies
and lovely landscapes,



holding
different
customs


people



language



food
and experiences .


I will move there

(with my sidekick
co-pilot
husband
partner
best friend)

with
no lodging
no employment
no contacts
and
a little
money.

Find good work
challenging me
to learn
with new friends
in unusual
(and wet)
places.

Find expanded learning
for myself
and my co-pilot.

And keep
in the back of my mind
the idea
I can do
this
again
and
again.

3 comments:

Silver Fortress said...

Hurray for leaps of faith! You and John are keeping it real - very inspiring!
-nmt

Mercia said...

What a beautiful reply!
What a beautiful life!!!

(We all miss you both in France. Keep enjoying and exploring life in the Southwest :)

globalgal said...

Really lovely! This is how I feel about my last few years. Thanks for the opportunity for happy reflection!