Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Day 8.126 Gotta Do This
I keep thinking about time. Time passed, current time and time remaining. There are things I would like to accomplish prior to whatever happens when my heart fades (or reverse crescendos) to its final beat (a transition I rehearsed last night).
There is not a damn thing I can do about the events of the past. Except for tweaking the way that I look back upon them. I can, and I will, give my best effort to keeping focused and present today, now and right here. Time remaining? That is the fun part. And I feel I have an obligation to my soul to maximize the value of whatever time remains. To procrastinate is to die.
I really don't like the 'bucket list' concept. It is too morose and too trite for simple tastes. And mine ARE simple.
I do, however, LOVE the idea of doing what I want to do. Living with abandon. Getting out and mixing it up with life. Setting a course for the winds that fill my sails. If I go off-route, run out of food or scrape a knee, so be it. I like the adventure. I like the freedom and I like the challenge. There is really no such thing as being lost is one listens to the compass of the soul. True North.
The challenge is keeping myself emotionally in the game. There has to be equal (approximate) elements of mind, body and spirit.
It is very simple. Go and do. And so it goes.
Crater Lake, Oregon.
The rim ride is 33 miles from Park Service HQ.
Depart Seattle (BI) Wednesday, August 19 @ noon.
425 miles (4.5 hrs) to Eugene. Paint town purple and gold in a nice way. Motel.
Thursday, Aug 20 drive from Eugene to Crater Lake (2.5 hrs)
Ride the rim. (clockwise)
Post ride, drive to Medford, OR (1.5 hrs) Dinner and Motel.
Friday, Aug 21 Drive from Medford to Crater Lake.
Ride the rim (counterclockwise)
After second rim ride Friday, depart CL for Seattle (6.5 hrs) Home by 1900.
Epic adventure for intrepid Argonauts and all PBers.