Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ahead of the Wave

I've changed the title of my blog. I never much cared for the original: Born in Aruba which then morphed into Born in Aruba, Living in Seattle. Striking me as rather plain, boring and factual, I decided to try a title with more pizazz, something that raises a question rather than answers one.

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.


  1. I can sympathize with that mindset, having been in those waters before. Keep treading water; the seas will calm down.

  2. Wonderful new title. I really like it. And am looking forward to blogher in San Francisco. Be sure to get some little cards made - you'll give out dozens.

    And we'll be there soon so you can off load some stuff. I am coming in blindly and maybe that is the best way. I'll just follow your to do list and carry on. What about Easter at the house for all?


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