This blog chronicles the importance of and efforts to return to Mother Earth in spirit and in body. This journey is not one of primitivism or reenactment of an earlier age. It's hope is to inspire me to find the middle ground between necessities of the 21st Century, the need to find a simpler way of life, and our ethical responsibility to protect the land and preserve our natural resources.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Course plotted.

“We may not arrive at our port within a calculable period, but we would preserve the true course.” —Henry D. Thoreau, Walden
To address a personal adventure in terms of a timeline seems distasteful, however reaching an important destination requires planning and forethought. They become critical to success. And that begs another question: what determines success?

I am in no hurry to realize a dream. I’ve spent my whole life making plans for dreams that will never come true. Planning is the destination and can be pleasurable. I’m a spur-of-the- moment kind of person, but have learned the art of planning over the years by occupation. So why is this challenge any different? Perhaps it’s because it is such an important one and time slips through the hour glass.

Though the time it takes to reach “port,” may never be known until the fog lifts and the harbor within dingy reach, I will endeavor to hammer out a few more relevant and concrete details. So that the course laid and the path broadened.

For now, success can be measured in the quality of plans and the ability to foresee issues and event critical to the undertaking.


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