Wednesday, July 20, 2011

For they had ventured far beyond

There comes the moment on every journey when the compass becomes worthless. The instrument appears to work as flawlessly as ever, steadily and stubbornly pointing out the way ahead, yet the direction is no longer of any use. The stream that once carried you ever so gently and swiftly now suddenly turned an aggressive force with which you must constantly struggle. It is in this humble state you will re-learn the skills you have taken for granted and once again seek out the path ahead.