“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
– Lao Tzu
“First you jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.”
– Ray Bradbury
Today I want to write about a very inspiring and special human being I came across during my travels. His name is Paul, originally born in mainland Australia, and now living in beautiful Tasmania.
For Tasmania I decided to travel a different way – this time it wouldn’t be by motorbike or public transport – this time I chose to hitchhike! On reflection, hitch-hiking was a very positive experience, even though it required a bit of readjusting for me, I do not regret a single bit having done it!
Paul came to my life in one of the longest hitch-hiking days, where in an entire day and six different rides, I had travelled only a few hundred kilometres. Perhaps this was the Universe balancing things out?
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
– William Butler Yeats
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”