2 thoughts on “Day 37 – The Two Paths

  1. I remember waking up one morning in my mid-teens and thinking that I was actually two very different people! The ‘other’ side was my wild side – just as you described. It was the side with no boundaries, no conventions, just following my heart and desires. It was an exciting discovery, but one I felt I could not embrace fully – at least at that time. Over the years, I thought about following that side, and sometimes I came close. Good for you Boyd! I admire you completely!

  2. Thank you, thank you! How quickly these days have past, not long for you to go… With each post like today’s so much for me to pause and gently be with now and in the days to come. Lots to let sink in and sit by a fire with.

    I have been wondering what it will be like for you to emerge from your time of retreat into a wider world still in its retreat. At any other moment your changing of pace would have happened against a backdrop of a wider world often lost in its epidemic of ‘busy-ness’. Now in the face of a pandemic, for some things have grown quieter into home styled retreats whilst others have been brought closer to the cliff edge of daily survival.
    What a fascinating time to be able to share stories and experiences with friends close by and those far away.
    I have really loved the format of these posts as a daily audio. I grew up with a dad that lived an ocean away in the USA. In the days before Skype and easy connection we kept in touch by sending small tapes recorded on a dictaphone across the ocean. I remember the huge excitement of receiving a new tape of dad sharing his daily stories as he trundled to work across the countryside of the midwest in all its seasons. Now that he is gone what remains are those tapes filled with essence of self and voice. What a gift you have created over these days for self, family, friends and others now and in years to come
    My deep thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences from your beautiful bushveld tree.

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