Monday, January 16, 2012

Yin and Yang

In every life there are peaks and valleys.

Sometimes, when you are out experiencing the peaks, it is easy to forget about the valleys.

Particularly, when the peaks are so great, it is hard to remember that once you hit the top, all the rest is coming back down.  Yin and Yang.

Now that we are back from our fabulous vacation of visiting friends and family in North Carolina and Florida, hanging out at the beach, and camping (the yang), we have been rediscovering yin.

Another round of chemo, work, cold & snow, everyone got sick, Isaac couldn't sleep.  It has been one thing after another.  An exhausting list taking it's toll on our ability to remember that once you hit the bottom, there is no place to go but up.

Fortunately, I think he have finally reached the bottom of our most recent valley and are enjoying our 3-day weekend, taking steps forward, back up to the peak of the mountain.  Remembering the yins and yangs of this country.  Remembering through words and honoring through actions the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King, and hopefully, gaining another step forward up to the peak of equality.

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