Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Life's Sweet Adventure

Why do we do it?

Why is it, that every year JAC and I dream up some challenge? Why did we have to ride 1000 miles in 24 hours? Why did we have to ride the Trans-Continental Trail?

Why do we have to...

No... not time to spill those beans yet. Just rest assured... the brothers C have something in the works. Something... big. But that's not for today... and them what knows better keep their little fingers tied up. I'll have no news broken on this.

This post is for why. Oscar Wilde once said..

"At best, we can in life have but one great experience. The secret to life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible."

We do these things because we have to. What's the point to living a life without challenge? What's the point to the 9-5 beer on friday, tv all weekend, back to 9-5 routine? Is it not a wasted life? It is to us. What have you done? You have a pretty piece of paper on a wall? Great. Bachelors degrees are handed out like candy to trick or treaters. Say the right thing and look pretty... pagan influences help.

And setting aside the debate of academic accomplishment... what have you done since?

Women and girls will look at this and shake their heads. Boys out to prove themselves they'll think. In truth women are not the romantics in the couple. Men are. Women are realists. They very rarely see the sheer glory of things. They simply see the things. Oh of course... like everything else... there are exceptions... thank God... but exceptions they are, and that's why we love them.

Look at the TransAm Trail. Women look at that and see misery. Cold... Wet... Dirty... and Dangerous. The glory escapes them. But not us. Its not just Mountains and streams, cold and snow, desert and sun... its the unkown.

Its the feeling you get when you wake up in the morning... at the start of a grand adventure... and it is an adventure... because the outcome is unkown.

That's the key right there. The not knowin'.

That's the thing about pirates... they need the hunt more than they need the gold.

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