Friday, July 13, 2007

Young Spirit, Old Soul

I went on a long hike today by myself and thought about old souls and young spirits. I have been told I have a young spirit and on the same day told by someone else that I have an old soul. More than once. This got me thinking, how can we be young and old at the same time? Young energy and old wisdom??? When I ask people what they mean by it, they often can't elaborate. I want to hear someone say both in the same sentence and explain what they mean. People seem to notice only one or the other.

My interpretation is that young spirit has nothing to do with age, but rather energy like that of a child. I frequently notice kids in the supermarket who are trying to point something out to their parents. Their parents say, "Just a second. Hold on. Not right now." Then they go back to searching for that perfect piece of corn, peeling the husk just enough to see the color and the kernel and missing the look in the eyes of their children as they almost squash the eggplant or the mango, never having seen one before. I notice the look in that kid's eyes as he/she sees something for the first time. Vagabonds have that same look in their eyes. Life and everything in it becomes new and they do too. But, how do we keep that energy as we see the same fruit or the same color or the same people? That is what keeps us young spirited. Finding that energy. Age is irrelevant. Keep on vagabundeando.

I will let you comment on the old soul...

Monday, July 2, 2007

God here...

Just wanted to remind you all that I am here, omnipresent in this blog, spreading the love. Can you dig it?