Sometimes in life your kind of cruising along, then you hear something that just sticks with you. You know that light bulb kind of Eureka moment?
I was out with an old friend last night, which I had not seen in a while. You know the one who shares the ups and downs on this road called life! We went to the https://medieval.academy/ in Guelph, as I had heard how much fun it was to throw AXES and KNIVES around.
I must admit I was feeling a little nervous after we had signed the waivers; especially when they reviewed things like, “Don’t swing it this way, because if you do……”. Well I will not go in to details, but you can imagine? We had these metal pointy things in our reach, I took the smallest one in my hand, I was a little shaky. I could smell the newly greased edges on the blades and watched them glisten in the light with marks left from past patrons.
I glanced at my friends face and her eyes where lit up and she squealed with delight, “I really like this!” She had just thrown this huge metal object at the bulls-eye marker, and she had struck it right in the middle of the marker. I think she found a new favorite sport, or as they say properly “Activity”.
What happened for me last night, was a light bulb moment of sorts. I looked at her as she swung the axe and asked her, “How do you do that?” She said, “JUST GIVE IT ALL YOU HAVE!” MMM… isn’t that just so true. I took the big axe in my hand as she suggested big is better and I swung it like it was the last thing to do before I took my final breath. You know what? That bloody thing hit the mark.
Just like that, I was in the moment AXE in hand and just, “GAVE IT MY ALL”; man what a freeing feeling! At that moment nothing else seemed to matter. You know those things like laundry, work, aging parents, kids, and the everyday aches and pains of life.
Who knew throwing these weapons could be so bloody freeing. I joked with her, “this is better than therapy?” We both laughed and nodded at each other. It was the kind of nod only shared with an old/new kind of bonding experience of hanging out on a Saturday night without any expectations.
We knew then, (or maybe it was just me who finally figured it out), that this life stuff is better when you share, not only your tears but also those cool vibes with your tribe.
Sometimes it isn’t those big things in life, but rather those quiet times, that just kind of make you smile, and you know in your heart, “THANKS, I get it now!”
PS. Thanks Kim, for braiding my hair at my grade 8 graduation, and being that sister I never had xxx.
Talk Soon ~
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