There is nothing like a healthy dose of nature to remind you that regardless of what is happening in your own life, the rest of the world moves on. New life is created, old lives end and nature continues to provide miracles and wonders through various forces.
A friend of Beloved’s had recently moved to a tropical paradise after spending years working long hours and putting little else before work in order to make his dream come true. Hawaii seemed the ideal choice for him relocate and so when he had the means and the opportunity a few months back, he did just that. He fully committed to the move, selling the majority of his possessions, deciding to purchase new once he found a place to live.
His emails, calls and such to Beloved were happy. He told Beloved how it was a better life for him and tried to convince Beloved to at least consider the move as well. Except, well it was Hawaii. And Hawaii to Beloved meant loads of sun and hot temperatures, not things that Beloved finds relaxing.
The icing on the cake for Beloved is that Hawaii is still being created through the act of destruction and while Beloved can watch it in awe, he knew he’d never be as calm or understanding if that destruction affected him personally the way Beloved’s friend has now been impacted by the creative forces that come through the destruction brought on by lava.
And still, much to my own surprise, Beloved’s friend is still happy with the move. He sees no irony and claims that even if things get worse, he’s still committed to his paradise. Beloved told his friend that perhaps the friend really just needs to be committed, to a place for a mental health evaluation. But then Beloved has never found a place that feels like home to him the way his birth place makes him feel so he can’t understand it the same way.