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My Thoughts IX: On Wishes
I for one do not hope much. I like to wish. I find that wishes are quite straight-forward and honest. There is very little room for misunderstandings when I wish things. Wishing for me means visualizing the future. I have said it before and I can say it again: we can wish a future that we believe we can forge. It must be an honest task though, as in one must believe in the possibility of their wish happening.
For example, the photographs I have posted on this blog (from British Columbia and Alberta) are something I had wished to get before my trip out west. I wanted such photographs, I wished for them and I got them. I have also said before and I think I am still correct in saying so: "I'm not cocky, I'm confident".
The following are some words I scribbled down while I was waiting for my plane in Kellowna, British Columbia. My trip had come to an end and I was making my way back to Toronto.
"10:15 AM 19th July, 2011
Sitting in the airport in Kellowna. I feel spoiled: I am always getting what I want as of late. I had an amazing trip here in BC (and Alberta). I honestly could not have wished it better. I mean, I wished it to begin with but it turned-out better than I first imagined it.
The weather was amazing. We (my two buddies and I) had one gorgeous day after another. It did rain once in a while but it did so either at night-time, when we slept or when we were on the road driving.
The most amazing part for me was that I got the photographs I wanted: mountains, rivers, lakes; all sorts of our animal cousins showed-up too and they were all quite photogenic. I am thankful for that. Actually, I am thankful for everything. I learned much on these last two weeks. The entire last month has been tremendous as well.
Before coming here to the west-coast of Canada, I spent almost a week at Dokis First Nation Reserve. That experience was also price-less: the Pow-wow, the Sunrise Ceremony ... the smudging - it's almost like a dream. I am getting used to my dreams becoming reality so, I guess all was to be expected. I am thankful for this too.
I have never surfed but I view Life as a wave: sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller and I see myself as riding the wave. I have taken many falls off my board but I always get back on and every time I do so, I end-up riding an even bigger wave. I enjoy pushing limits. Not everyone I come in contact with is happy about that - I am though. I think it is good, or maybe it is just good for me ... not exactly sure on the specifics here.
Now I need to pause, since I have to board my plane for Calgary soon."