“Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has come to dwell in this poverty.”
 
Our opportunity to REALIZE can vanish in a split second…..like a horse or comet galloping at nearly the speed of light….We can miss the train entirely, if we aren’t mindful at the station of LIFE……..
 
I’ve had the incredible privilege of experiencing Alaska’s wild frontier and its many lessons. Yet, one lesson, one experience stands out above the rest……..it has nothing to do with bears or hunting or fishing……or testing oneself against the grain of Mother Nature…….this lesson has nothing whatsoever to do with me…..and everything to do with…….US……..You and I.
 
One Summer, during our log cabin days, roughly 10 years ago – my wife and I had our driveway paved with asphalt. Not having much of a clue, I fell prey to a seasonal “scam” of sorts – a gypsy paving company promoting incredible savings via scarcity (only in town for weekend, doing major job, got extra material, can do your driveway for peanuts).
 
Without getting into other fun details…….suffice to say that the paving job itself was sub-par…….yet the gypsies laid down asphalt like brownie mix…..several inches thick…..and by the end of the day our driveway was covered in a thick black, blanket of toxic, tarry death…….smooth…..black death……
 
The following year, we noticed something strange…….damn gypsies and their scams!……they didn’t pour enough black-death……how is this possible?…….from underneath 5 inches or more of black-death asphalt…….from the tightest, most insignificant spaces……a declaration of LIFE peeks through…..
 
Against all odds and conditions…….underneath the suffocating face of black-death itself…..somehow……someway… the Horse Tail broke its way FREE…..through layer upon layer of black-death………into the Light of day…….into the Light of Alaska’s wild frontier……
 
I’ll never forget this wonderful lesson…..such experiences measure well beyond intellectual regard and empirical proof…….and if we are honest with ourselves, at the end of the day we’ll inquire, “proof for what?” or “proof of what?” – what are we really trying to get at here?
 
The Horse Tail knows how to get HERE……

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