Kith & Kin

Continued Story

Pat tells us that he wishes to travel, experience the world and witness with his eyes the things that happen every where. He will take his legs, his feet, his hands with him to fulfill that sort of desire one day for many days and nights. With him, he will bring his camera, laptop and other necessities to keep various moments immortalized forever digitally. He will have a fabulous and grand journey and he will meet many people and hear different languages and smell and touch and sense many different sensations.

Epic.

I dream of traveling. I dream of visiting places that will bring me visually intensive grandeur. I wish to walk, tread, take a stroll in places where it would give me a lot of spiritual integration and comfort. Allowing myself to be with everything that I can see would be an epically awesome thing to experience. However, I cannot. There are things I have given up on. Quite a many things – at least, in my perspective.

It was nice to smile a little when Pat said, “It would be great if we can go hike Mount Fuji.” Indeed, it would. I’ve only seen Mount Fuji once in my entire life through these eyes of mine. It was when we were flying back to Canada from Hong Kong way back in 1993. The sun was behind it and I could see Mount Fuji in all its glory. I still remember it to this day.

When I was up there, I kind of wished I was up there alone, especially when I looked down through the window and saw the lights of Japan’s cities. Tiny lights moving slowly about. That memory reminded me of our 2007 flight from Hong Kong, when the jet’s captain did a circle in Hong Kong airspace before leaving.

I mentioned I am a tad superstitious in a prior entry. I am, really, though I do not hope for things to happen. I cannot say what I am superstitious about. That is for me to know and it is a secret I have to keep with me for a long time before I can ever expose it, if I ever remember to expose it. However, to say a little bit about it, I have to thank my dad for it. Let’s just say, I can’t thank him directly. I can only do it through the things I can do for him and my family.

I only realized it recently, probably about two or three days ago. I don’t exactly remember what it was, but it came subtly. So, this is my sacrifice. If in two years, we all manage to pull off the trip to Europe, awesome. If not, you will all understand. I’ll be for sure envious, but what I cannot do for myself, others will continue to do it for themselves. That is better than never being able to do anything ever for everyone.

Experiences can only be created, if you have:

1) the freedom to do it
2) the will to do it

So, do it.

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Leemanism is about my views, my thoughts, and my feelings with as little filtering as possible. These concepts are not reflected in the people I value and are associated with. People who accept me, adhere to the parts where we are compatible and tolerate the parts where we are not. So however people perceive me to be, ultimately it obviously doesn't mean the friends I mention in this blog are the same as me. It means it's possible they are similar or the same, as well as different than me. It is highly unusual for people to be completely compatible with each other.

With that out of the way, and to make things clear, I never said I am a good person, nor am I trying to be one, though I would rather live with the empathetic than with the cruel. I would not deliberately do harm. I rather stand up against injustice than to pretend it doesn't exist. However, I understand consequences. The police is there to enforce the law, but not deter crimes from happening. Which means people must do what they must do to protect themselves, before the law of the land takes over and even then, the law of the land isn't there to protect you. It's there to protect the general consensus. Even if you may be right, society may deem you wrong - even most of your friends may side with society, than protect you. The law will almost always side with society.

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