Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Climb that mountain!

Lately I've been wondering why we choose to write about the same things other people in our community do. What I mean is that we write about the same stuff over and over again, every time dressed in a different way. We all have our own unique experiences, our own way of telling it, our own view and our own solutions or level of being positive about it.

Does it help to mull it over so many times? Writing about IF, reading about IF, thinking about IF?

Of course it does.

And Richard Nelson said it so well: "There may be more to learn from climbing the same mountain a hundred times than by climbing a hundred different mountains."

Julie Andrews, change your song for us please!

Climb your mountain, search high and low
Follow every by way, every path you know
Climb your mountain, ford every stream
Follow your rainbow, till you find your dream
A dream that will need, all the love you can give
Everyday of your life, for as long as you live
Climb every mountain, ford every stream
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream…

So get out your gear girlfriend, we're going to climb this mountain until it feels like a little bump in the road!


lady macleod said...

well said!

Pamela Jeanne said...

I marvel, too, that we can all find subtle, new variations on the same tune in ways that still allow us to discover new things about ourselves and each other -- that we can grow a bit stronger versus grow weary with the experience. And (just to mix metaphors here) it is reassuring and healing in its own way to keep climbing up the same mountain. My "endurance" has definitely improved. And my capacity for pain, and I find I have more patience for those whom fate has treated more kindly.