261. March 20th….The New “Equilibrated” person….thank you Antoni and of course Friedrich….

“Sugarman…Catfish and Me”…2007

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once . And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. ” – Friedrich Nietzsche

sometimes we forget how difficult it was to get to the peak…all of the steps it…took…the things we endured to finally place our feet at the top of the world….look around us in every direction…exhale a life of struggle….for some the steps to the top were an escalator…others…the steps were well manicured groomed …easily climbed steps…still for others there was nothing but “that place up there”…that had no definable path but was in the eye-glass….

how any one gets there is really not that important…it is the things that happen along the way….all of the colors we encounter that paint our pallette…the stones we collect that are shaped like the hearts we’ve lost and the ones we still have yet to know…the pieces of dried wood we promise we’ll carve into a snake….once we return home…maybe paint a few rings and dots along the side….it is the bundles of cedar we collect to smell…on those days when…we have forgotten who we might be….the echoes of  voices that ring….in our ears….to remind of us of all of the people who have told us they love us….believe in us….will do anything for us….tha slice of the moon high in the heavens that ensures us…of our importance….our place….where we belong…..

Antoni Gaudi lived for 74 years…and in that time he created some of the most incredible structures on the planet…his architectural style…let alone his sense of design and imagination were so far over the top….his buidlings are deeply complex and are truly works of art …..his type of structure came to be called “equilibrated“—that is, “a structure designed to stand on its own without internal bracing, external buttressing, and the like“—or, as Gaudí observed, “as a tree stands.”

I began thinking of the idea of an “equilibrated” person……the notion that for each branch we have reaching upwards….we have a root of similar size and strength reaching downward at an equal rate….and for those trees highly branched…they must be equally highly rooted….that maybe says something about the strength of our source.. the real power we are capable of…..what we can endure…..and make from those challenges…..

so maybe it’s a right foot in front of left foot sort of thinking….that takes us places…..shows us things….gives us a chance to walk in circles….or into the wall many times over….yet it allows us to run…and run faster……jump higher…

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2 thoughts on “261. March 20th….The New “Equilibrated” person….thank you Antoni and of course Friedrich….

  1. What a beautiful son you have Robert. I know you cherish each moment with him, as do I.
    Seems we have learned to enjoy where we are at on the way to where we’re going. Something to always remember when moving one foot in front of the other. With my heart light, I find those funny stones you speak of.

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