Odin sacrificed an eye, trading eyesight for insight, and disguised as Vegtam the Wanderer, traveled the world in quest of the wisdom of the ages. I have the eye sacrifice part covered. I'll get back to you when that wisdom thing kicks in.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Dream

This is from my daughter's blog back in Dec. She is a private person, so I will not include a link. It is one of those things I tend to go back to when I miss her. Warning, the video is over an hour long, but worth it sometime when you need a little perspective.


"Thanks to my parents' careful guidance, I have never been one for pop-culture. In fact, as soon as I hear the phrase "pop-sensation" I tend to discredit whatever bit of media or "art" is being described. Fortunately for me, there is one pop-sensation that I did not dismiss, though, I think I caught on quite late. Two weeks ago I spent a Saturday afternoon in a local internet cafe, surrounded by children blowing each other up online, watching Randy Pausch's, "Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams". I am sure everyone who decides to read this knows all about Randy Pausch, so I will not waste any time describing him or the content of his lecture. Though I will say that it made a huge impact on my Bangkok hardened soul.
I left the internet cafe in tears and realized that I am currently achieving my childhood dream of being a teacher in a foreign country. This realization or remembrance is deeply satisfying. It is possibly the most satisfying feeling of my life. I feel happier now that ever before, too bad this dream has to come to actualization away from my family."

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