In this month of March I identify with the metaphor of riding the wave, hoping to stay on the down slope, harnessing the power of the forward movement, crafting the strategy, and above all feeling the exhilaration of the moment. On the other hand, the image just as easily connotes a tension filled perspective as the wave seeks to overwhelm and bury me in the rush of life's momentum. We may have strategies but in the end, we are not in control. From which voice does this "Ahead of the Wave" title spring? I would have to say from both. Each day seems like a serious ride to somewhere for me; the destination may be the shore, another wave, or just the endless blue. Navigational skills are critical; I spend most of my energy cultivating these.
Let's ride the wave but keep ahead of it.