the title to this particular post has absolutely no relevance to what i will be writing about. i just adore the song changed by you by between the trees, and have consequently had it stuck in my head for ages.
moving onwards. a gentleman, who also happens to be perhaps the most intellectual individual my age i have met thus far, sent me a facebook message last night. this message, a well-written hodgepodge of information and youtube videos, told to me the story of his life over the past few months. as of last week, this very successful college graduate has packed up his belongings and, in an attempt to find meaning in life whilst calming his adventurous spirit, has moved to Wyoming. through visiting elderly people and volunteering at other places, he has begun living. what a marvelous thing.
funny to me, how i share this story with a few friends, and they turn green with envy. what boggles my mind is the fact that each of us has the ability to do this very thing-come alive-and yet we make a conscious choice not to. why? because it is easier to live a comfortable life. a life with no risks, a life where you know what you'll be doing and who you'll be spending time with tomorrow and the day after. but in the end, is comfort really worth settling for? is this idea of certainty worth giving up the thrill that each of us was not only born for, but craves? i think not.
perhaps we should quit making plans for next week, next month, next year, and just start with living our life today.
baby steps, my dears, baby steps.