Or, How Do You Eat An Elephant?
|5 gallons of Aqua Pura
41.75 lbs of water for a quarter of a mile along with a full backpack of groceries that I had already carried a mile. Kellie's pack was full and she had Sterling in her arms most of the way. Let's just say that it was good to be back at our apartment!
I am being reminded of a lesson I learned for the first time the year I cut grass for a summer. A simple truth...
There has been a man chopping away at a large tree stump over the past 3 days as we walk past him on our way to language school. Each swing and corresponding fall of the blade produces a hardly noticeable result, and yet the stump is slowly being reduced.
Language acquisition is a slow process much like transporting a 5 gallon jug of water
... neither can be achieved by a leap, and yet even the smallest of steps will eventually lead to completion.
Paso a paso, one step at a time.
We feel our steps these days... each of them falls with significance. Each brings with it both the wear of the journey and the realization that we move forward. I think in life we are always moving towards something.
Perspective helps us along the way.
It is good to take note of our path. We look behind to see where we have been. We are vigilant where our feet fall in order to protect our steps. We look ahead in anticipation of what is to come. There can be beauty any way we look.
|Caleb & Aleksandra waiting for tacos!
A cupboard full
& water for a week.