Thursday, March 10, 2005

Don't want to leave tomorrow

Things fall apart and things die
So c'mon c'mon be alive
C'mon c'mon revolutionaries
With hands by your side
You've got to decide
This is the motivation to change the way you look from the inside

I don't want to leave tomorrow. The end.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

1) You've got the right idea. Don't dwell on tomorrow -- be alive and enjoy it for what it is.

2) You have to leave, but that doesn't mean you can't ever go back. That's the beauty of being an adult. Maybe you're supposed to learn something about yourself; maybe you want to spend some time in foreign countries.

Going to an MSF talk last night (and hearing my grandpa's stories of his appointments in Thailand and China -- all since his retirement in 2001) has only secured the idea that I want to do something of this nature when I'm able.

Of course, you know me, I talk the big talk but I haven't really done my research. (Then again, given my vocation, I wouldn't be doing 6-to-12-month volunteer work for the next few decades anyway.) The two programs I know anything about are MSF (Doctors Without Borders), which looks to station administrative volunteers as well as MDs and RNs, and the Peace Corps.

My point is, if you want to go back, you can. (Although admittedly probably not to the same place, with the same people, in the same political climate. There's only so much we can do.) You are not just the captain of your soul, but also of what you do, where you go, and who you do it all with for the rest of your life. Isn't that exciting? :)