“The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer — they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.”
~ Ken Kesey
One year ago I spent nearly US$1,000 on a plane ticket to fly home for a weekend to meet someone. Just for the weekend. On a whim. It was thrillingly spontaneous and totally out of character.
Going to San Francisco for the weekend – how debonair: how laden with flair.
It turned out to be a life changing experience.
One year later, I am poised on the brink of amazing things and the year behind me has been filled with experiences that, on a brief mental cataloguing, are totally amazing: Burning Man, Home, Vietnam, Bali, Japan, Thailand, Burma, Photography, Writing, Family, Birthdays, Transitions, Festivals, New Friends, Old Friends, Surprises. A review of what has become of my life seems a healthy reminder of what lies ahead.
My flight left Hong Kong at 2:10 p.m. and I landed in San Francisco at 11:35 a.m. on April 10th, 2009.
[He never showed up.]