Friday, October 15, 2010
Ain't No Mountain High Enough!
Tonight please allow me to share the joy of walking for the first time in two years after countless "neurological specialists" assured me in soothing tones that I would only get worse. Today, I returned to the wildlife refuge where I lived before having to move into Bellingham ("The City of Subdued Excitement") due to increasing disability, when I first turned to Molly's Owl Box for Nature consolation...
Before the cams fall dark, I felt compelled to pull out my mountain trekking poles and revisit my beloved Wildlife Refuge, walking trails as familiar as old friends I never dreamt of seeing again...the whole time meditating on the wondrous miracles we have all experienced together as MODS: something happened here that no Ambassador, President, Diplomat, or meeting of the United Nations could have pulled off. Strangers of all sizes, shapes, colors, faiths, and backgrounds from different parts of the country - oh, the world! - came together supporting, loving, and saving each another and - in the process - our own selves, through pure, selfless love. Love for it's own sake, nothing more, nothing less, everything More, Everything BEST!
This experience has beautified my Soul for I have glimpsed Heaven on Earth... and nothing can ever take this KNOWING away from me...so today I walked, Floating effortlessly upon the wings of my MOD angels.
Whether or not I will walk again tomorrow matters little: You lifted me up and flew me back "Home" to the Magical Woods where I once communed nightly with a barred owl whilst standing in cross-country skis beneath his bare tree in the moonlit snow...
You lifted me up today, enfolding me safely beside the roaring crush of emerald, glacier-fed waterfalls where I stood upon a stone bridge and wept. Being a MOD - to me - means I have been blanketed in Grace Divine: not religion! not belief! nothing remotely debatable: you saved my life then returned it to me having rekindled
the Wonder and Laughter of an innocent child, one I never knew before...yet MODS ask nothing in return, giving freely, all of us Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud together: Even Stupis gets it now!
So! Only a few short days before the curtain falls, we "once-strangers" find ourselves inexplicably woven
together in a bedazzling quilt entitled: ForeverFriends. We Are FAMILY! I GOT ALL MY MODS HERE WITH ME!
As Louis Armstrong loved to sing, "What a wonder-full world..."